Czech found in Norway is former Interior Ministry employee


14.04.2014 16:43

Prague - The Czech man found in Oslo before Christmas was an employee of the Czech Interior Ministry´s IT department in 1999-2002, CTK has been told by a source from the ministry that checked the past employment of the man who has lost memory.


Norská policie se snaží zjistit totožnost muže, který umí pět jazyků, včetně češtiny, ale tvrdí, že si nemůže vzpomenout, jak se jmenuje ani odkud je. Informují o tom norská média, podle nichž policie dnes zveřejnila fotografii nalezence ve věku mezi 20 a 30 lety. ČTK/AP/Norwegian Police

The man, who speaks five languages according to Norwegian sources, does not yet fully remember his past, but he has started to speak Czech and recover.

He was found in a snow drift in Oslo on December 14 without any documents, with many injuries, he was unable to say what his name is and which country he comes from. Last Tuesday, the Norwegian police published his photograph and on Wednesday the Czech police identified him as a Czech citizen whose parents recognised him. DNA tests confirmed this on Friday.

Interior Ministry spokesman Pavel Novak told CTK the ministry cannot provide any details because information on a person´s employment is a personal data and is protected.

According to Sunday information by the Norwegian public television NRK, the man starts remembering his past life, which has also been thanks to his phone call with the parents on Saturday. In it he was told that he worked for the Czech police as a consultant in the past.

Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has said if it showed that the man faces a security risk, and if he decides to return to the Czech, authorities will provide protection to him.

According to the NRK web page, the man´s father will go to Norway and bring his son back home.

But the man is afraid of return to the Czech Republic, citing his attackers. He said previously he was robbed, drugged, probably had his hands bound for a long time and was probably sexually attacked.

"I am still afraid of those who did it to me. I believe that it is not safe for me there (in the Czech Republic). I am not actually sure whether it is safe for me in Norway," he said.

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