Jailed Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir’s extradition case and another regarding an alleged jail- break attempt were postponed on Monday in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court.
Krejcir, a convicted criminal who allegedly tried to break out of prison, was brought to court handcuffed, chained in leg irons and a tracking device strapped around his waist, with several heavily-armed police officers in attendance.
He is serving a 35-year sentence for attempted murder, drug dealing and kidnapping. He complained to the court about the treatment he said he was receiving at Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria.
Krejcir, who was sentenced in absentia in 2012 to eight years for fraud in his home country, wants to move to Johannesburg Prison.
Krejcir’s legal representative, Frank Cohen, said Krejcir had seen a psychiatrist and was on medication that made him nauseous, suicidal and gave him nightmares but he had not been assisted to deal with the symptoms. Prosecutor Lawrence Gcaba asked for both cases to be postponed to January 24, 2017.
– African News Agency