German citizenship won’t prevent extradition of ex-senator Novák

Former Civic Democrat senator Alexandr Novák has German citizenship but that will not prevent his extradition to the Czech Republic, a Czech Ministry of Justice spokesperson said on Tuesday. Mr. Novák was arrested in Frankfurt on an international arrest warrant over charges of abuse of European Union subsidies in connection with a regional programme. The ex-politician was previously sentenced to a four-year jail term for bribe-taking.

Author: Ian Willoughby