Country’s most notorious prisoner released from jail

Jiří Kajínek, the Czech Republic’s most notorious prisoner, has been released from prison, after he was granted a pardon by President Miloš Zeman on Tuesday. Jiří Kajínek was serving a life sentence after being found guilty of two contract killings, a crime he has always denied committing. He made headlines by escaping from a maximum security prison. Dozens of people, including TV crews and journalists, had been waiting outside the Rýnovice prison in Jablonec nad Nisou for his release.

Author: Ruth Fraňková