Court denies Czech gangster Krejčíř right to appeal 35-year sentence

A court in South Africa has refused Czech crime boss Radovan Krejčíř permission to appeal a 35-year jail term handed down in February. The judge said he had not provided sufficient reason for an appeal. The 47-year-old was found guilty of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug dealing. Mr. Krejčíř still has the option of taking his case to a higher court in the country. He fled the Czech Republic in 2005 during a police search of his luxury home near Prague and later became one of the most notorious criminals in South Africa.

Author: Ian Willoughby