Krejcir at court for extradition hearing

2013-08-29 10:27
Radovan Krejcir at the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court. (Jacaranda News, Twitter)

Radovan Krejcir at the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court. (Jacaranda News, Twitter)

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Johannesburg - Convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir arrived at the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Thursday for his extradition hearing.

Wearing a black jacket and crisp white T-shirt, Krejcir appeared calm when he walked into the court building and stood outside the civil claims court room where the hearing was to be held.

Krejcir wants to remain in South Africa and is fighting attempts by the National Prosecuting Authority to extradite him to his home country, the Czech Republic, where he faces an 11-year prison sentence.

The Refugee Appeal Board refused him refugee status last year. He is appealing the decision.

The State and the defence had agreed to postpone the matter pending the board's decision.

Krejcir was sentenced in the Czech Republic last year after being convicted in absentia of money-laundering.

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