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Krejcir wants his strict prison conditions relaxed

The state will today oppose the request made by the Czech national, who’s been in custody for 2 years.

FILE: Radovan Krejcir. Picture: Gallo Images/The Times/Alon Skuy.

JOHANNESBURG - The state will be opposing an application by Radovan Krejcir to have his strict prison conditions relaxed.

The Czech national has been in police custody for two years, facing charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug dealing.

He is also on trial for the murder of alleged drug kingpin Sam Issa.

Krejcir was due to represent himself in court earlier this week, to ask for better conditions while he awaits trial.

His lawyer claims the Correctional Services Department refused to transport him to the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

The department has not been available for comment.

Attorney Daniel Witz says Krecjir feels he is suffering in prison and wants to ask for certain privileges.

"He wants access to his personal laptop, video conferencing to chat with his family and an end to solitary confinement."

The case will be heard in the Pretoria Central Prison for security purposes.

In October last year, Krecjir attempted to escape from prison.

Police confiscated a nine millimetre pistol, four cellphones and other items that were hidden in his cell.

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