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Krejcir lawyer: medical reports confirm torture

Krejcir claims he was suffocated with a plastic bag and 'electrocuted' by officers.

FILE: Radovan Krejcir claims he was suffocated with a plastic bag and 'electrocuted' by officers. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir say medical tests conducted on their client have confirmed that he was severely tortured.

Krejcir claims he was suffocated with a plastic bag and 'electrocuted' by officers shortly after being arrested on Friday night.

He and one of his associates are facing charges of kidnapping and attempted murder relating to an assault matter in June.

They are both expected to appear at the Alberton Magistrates Court on Monday.

The Czech fugitive's lawyer Ulrich Roux says Krejcir was shocked with a Taser gun more than 50 times.

"Radovan was examined by two doctors yesterday at the holding cells where he is being detained.

"They conducted a physical examination and then they drew blood and upon the blood results being obtained this morning it was evident his body has suffered severe muscle trauma."

Police watch dog IPID is now investigating the claims made by Krejcir after opening a case against the police.

Krejcir was allegedly taken to an isolated rural area where he was hand cuffed, forced to his knees, suffocated and shocked in order to make some sort of a confession.