www.globalpost.com -- A Qatari prince is suing the Czech Republic for unlawful detention despite having been convicted of sexually assaulting more than a dozen underage girls. The 2005 criminal case provoked a political firestorm and raised serious questions about the Czech Republic's commitment to the rule of law as the justice minister clashed openly with the state prosecutor. The former wanted the prince to be released from prison and sent back to Qatar, ostensibly to stand trial, while the latter viewed him as a sexual predator and insisted he be kept in detention and tried where the crimes had been committed.
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