Czechs throw out David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader
The Czech authorities have ordered David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader from the United States, to leave their country by midnight tonight.
Mr. Duke was invited to the Czech Republic by a far-right group and had planned to stay there to give lectures and to promote his book.
However, yesterday the 59 year-old American was arrrested and questioned about denying the Holocaust, which is an offense under the Czech Republic law.
Mr Duke has not been charged, but was ordered to leave the country.
He has reportedly been given a deadline of midnight on Saturday.
His lawyer plans to lodge a complaint.
Jan Fischer, the Czech interim prime-minister-designate, said on television that the views expressed in Mr. Duke's book were "simply unacceptable, incomprehensible".