Clothless lawyers show stripping immunity protest

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Bratislava, Feb 1: Almost 17 lawyers in Slovak showed a unique protest when they all removed their cloths and posed nude in a picture which has been published in one of the popular newspapers in the country - Novy Cas and also in the Facebook page of the party - liberal Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS).

All the lawyers, who participated in the protest, wanted to root out the immunity which has been bestowed on the lawmakers in the country. According to the law, Slovak legislators are protected from criminal prosecution as long as they hold their four-year mandate. Following the special protection act, many MPs in the country have evaded punishment for drinking and driving.

Citing the special immunity for the legislators, the protesting lawmakers posed for the picture in which they have been featured wearing nothing, but just a banner saying “let’s strip lawmakers of their immunity."

All the 17 lawyers who protested belong to SaS party. The spokesperson of the party also has been quoted as saying, "Lawmakers are mere humans just like anybody else and do not need privileges such as immunity from prosecution."

SaS lawmaker, Martin Chren, one of the 17 lawmakers who participated in the protest against immunity said, "This is the last parliamentary session before the March 10 early election, so it’s the last chance to cancel the immunity."

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