Is the president’s signature from the ARO genuine?


The High State Prosecutor’s Office (VSZ) in Prague will investigate the suspicion that President Miloš Zeman’s signature on the document convening the newly elected Chamber of Deputies could be forged. According to the whistleblower, the written signature of the head of state, which was shown to the media on Thursday by the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Radek Vondráček (ANO), is not similar to the way the President has signed in the past.

Two people have already contacted law enforcement authorities to investigate the possible forgery of the President’s signature and potential bodily harm in connection with his transfer to the anaesthesiology and resuscitation ward (ARO) of the Central Military Hospital in Prague (ÚVN).

Speculation about the signature began immediately after the head of the lower house, Radek Vondráček (ANO), showed journalists the document convening the newly elected lower house on Thursday evening. According to Vondráček, Zeman signed it in front of him during his visit to the hospital. However, the signature is not similar to the way the President has signed documents in the past.

The notice of suspicion of committing the crime of forgery of a public document was received by the VSZ on Thursday evening shortly before 21:30, not long after Vondráček appeared on live television to reassure citizens that he had spoken to Zeman, who had signed the document with his hand. The head of the Chamber of Deputies also showed the document on camera.

The VSZ notifier also suggested that the testimonies of the President, Vondráček, the castle protocol officer Vladimír Kruliš, Zeman’s wife Ivana, and the police protection service, which is supposed to guard the door of the President, who is hospitalized in the acute inpatient care facility of the ÚVN, be secured. However, it will be up to the prosecutors and possibly the police, who must legally investigate the suspicions.

Another criminal complaint was submitted through a lawyer by well-known Prague neurologist and health ombudsman Martin Jan Stránský, who said that according to available information, Zeman’s condition must have deteriorated rapidly in recent weeks, but he did not receive proper care.