Foreign Ministry spokesman: Priplata will not face extradition

A spokesman for the Czech Foreign Ministry has said that Frantisek Priplata, sentenced to eight years in prison in Romania for incitement to murder, will not face extradition. The Czech businessman escaped from Romania and returned to the Czech Republic on Friday. The ministry spokesman stressed that Mr Priplata was in the Czech Republic legally and said that extradition was out of the question.

An official from Romania's Foreign Ministry has also commented Mr Priplata's case, saying on Monday that Romania would put out an international arrest warrant and seek extradition.

Frantisek Priplata himself has complained that, regarding his legal case, Romania respected neither the law, nor human rights.

Author: Jan Velinger