Infamous Czech prisoner Jiří Kajínek refused retrial

Jiří Kajínek, regarded as the most famous Czech prisoner after being given a life sentence in 1998 for organising contract killings and one attempted murder, has been refused a retrial. Plzeň’s regional court refused the application on Thursday with the same judge, Tomáš Bouček, who refused two previous applications from 54-year-old Kajínek, handing down the latest ruling. A film about Kajínek, including his numerous escapes from prison, was made in 2010.

Author: Chris Johnstone