Court rules reopening of Radovan Krejčíř’s case

A court in Prague on Wednesday ruled to re-open the case of businessmen Radovan Krejčíř and Miroslav Provod who had been sentenced to five years in prison for tax evasion. While Miroslav Provod served the sentence, Radovan Krejčíř fled the country and was later detained in Switzerland where he is now held in custody, pending extradition to the Czech Republic. The court’s ruling has not yet come into effect; if it does, it will render pointless the Czech authorities’ petition for Mr Krejčíř’s extradition.

Author: Jan Richter