Former football boss stays in custody on kidnapping charges

Czech authorities have rejected a request for the release of Jaroslav Starka, the former head of Czech football club Marila Pribram, who is being held in connection with the kidnapping and death of Lambert Krejcir, the father of a fugitive Czech billionaire. The police allege that Starka and six other men either kidnapped or attempted to kidnap Mr Krejcir and then subsequently killed him. He disappeared in the autumn of 2002; his body has never been found.

Author: Jan Velinger