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Krejcir bail set at R20 000

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - An extradition hearing for convicted Czech criminal Radovan Krejcir was postponed in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

“The matter is postponed to 6 May for the applicable documentation to reach the court. The bail has been set at R20 000,” magistrate Kowie Schutte said.

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5389 2011.7.8 Radovan Krejcir leaves court after a postponement. Krejcir is on bail of R 500 000 and is facing charges of fraud. It is alleged that he obtained fraudulent medical certificates statements that he was suffering from cancer. Picture: Cara Viereckl

Krejcir's lawyer Mike Hellens, said it would be a waste of time to hear his client's extradition while his appeal to the Refugees Appeal Board was pending.

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

The board refused to grant Krejcir refugee status last year. He is appealing the decision.

The State and the defence 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. - Sapa

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