Krejcir tortured, tazered - lawyer

2013-11-23 23:29
Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Cape Town - The lawyers of Radovan Krejcir say he has been tortured, tazered and beaten by police according to eNCAnews.

Charges have apparently been laid against the police at the Protea Glen police station. His lawyers have opened a case of assault to do grievous bodily harm and attempted murder against the police officers who arrested him.

It is alleged that police failed to produce a search warrant and did not have an arrest warrant,

Mandy Wiener of EWN has tweeted that the police took him away in a motorcade of five unmarked vehicles according to his lawyer.

The arrest of Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir was a major breakthrough for the SA Police Service which followed lengthy multi-team investigations, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said earlier on Saturday.

"There are many investigations that are taking place, even on the charges that the suspects have been arrested for, we hope to arrest more suspects as the investigations unfold," she told reporters in Pretoria.

"It took us a long time to work on this matter... I thank the SAPS multidisciplinary teams."

Phiyega said Krejcir and an associate would appear in the Alberton Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The police will look into the allegations of torture made by Krejcir's lawyers.

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