Court postpones decision on Krejčíř’s release

A court in South Africa has postponed a decision on whether it will release the Czech fugitive businessman Radovan Krejčíř from custody. Mr. Krejčíř is being held under the suspicion of attempted murder and kidnapping. He has offered to post bail of 50,000 rands (around 5,000 US dollars) to be released, though it was not accepted by the court, which should make a decision on Wednesday. Mr. Krejčíř escaped from the Czech Republic in 2005 and has been living in South Africa since around 2007. He was sentenced in absentia by a Czech court to 10.5 years in prison for tax evasion.

Author: Masha Volynsky