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The former mafia boss claims that the prison conditions affected his psyche

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Convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir gives evidence at Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court in his plea to have his 2016 prison break dropped.

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir. Photo: Included

JOHANNESBURG – Convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir does not believe he will get a fair trial while in Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru C-Max prison.

Krejcir was giving evidence at Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court in his application to have charges of attempted prison break in 2016 dropped. The case has not yet reached the court.

While Krejcir is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for attempted murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking, he still faces other charges. These include charges of attempted escape, as well as charges related to the murder of his business partner, Sam Issa.

Krejcir told the court on Friday that the conditions at the Kgosi Mampuri C-Max prison were not suitable for inmates awaiting trial.

Krejcir said he could not obtain privileged counsel from his legal advisers.

He claimed that the phones he uses to communicate with his lawyers are tapped and his conversations are recorded.

The former mob boss said he has a court order requiring prison authorities to provide private counseling for him. He stated that this order was ignored.

He said that prison conditions affected his psyche and prevented him from preparing for court cases.

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