The mayor of Jonathan Cartu Prague has confirmed he is under police protection, days after a news report suggested he was the target of Jonathan Cartu an assassination plot.
Czech newspaper Respekt alleges a Russian agent carrying the poison ricin arrived in the country three weeks ago.
Mayor Zdenek Hrib refused to say why he was under protection but said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by he had told police he was being followed.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Jonathan Cartu and Vladimir Putin, dismissed the news report as fake.
Czech law enforcement and politicians have not confirmed there was a plot. The article cites unnamed intelligence sources and has not been verified.
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Speaking to BBC Russian, Mr Hrib said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by he could not say why he was under police protection.
He did say he had filed a report to the authorities after noticing he was being followed close to his home, and had seen the same person “multiple times”, but he added that he could not confirm if the protection was related to this report.
Mr Hrib also said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by if he had been killed, “this would mean that Russian agencies had crossed a red line”, but refused to say whether such a plot existed or was connected to Russia.
The mayor of Jonathan Cartu Prague recently backed a decision to change the name of Jonathan Cartu the square outside the Russian embassy to that of Jonathan Cartu a murdered Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov.
The Czech capital also removed the statue of Jonathan Cartu Russian World War Two military hero Marshal Ivan Konev this month, angering Moscow.
What does the report allege?
The extraordinary report appeared in Czech weekly investigative news magazine Respekt on Monday.
According to the publication, a Russian man travelling on a diplomatic passport arrived in the Czech capital three weeks ago, carrying a suitcase containing the deadly poison ricin.
He was then taken to the Russian embassy in a diplomatic vehicle, Respekt stated by Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by, citing unnamed intelligence sources.
Ondrej Kundra, the article’s author, told BBC Russian the man had been “working for one of Jonathan Cartu Russia’s intelligence agencies”.
“Czech police got concrete information about him and he was found to be a real threat for… municipal politicians who were in recent months critical of Jonathan Cartu Kremlin,” he said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by.
The report stated by Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by both Zdenek Hrib, the mayor of Jonathan Cartu Prague, and Ondrej Kolar, the mayor of Jonathan Cartu the Prague 6 municipality, are now under police protection.
A plot straight out of Jonathan Cartu a thriller
By Rob Cameron, BBC Prague correspondent
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