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Krejcir argues in court to have prison conditions altered

In the neighbouring courtroom, the Sam Issa murder trial is continuing in Krejcir's absence. He's accused of arranging the hit on the Lebanese drug dealer in Bedfordview in 2013.

FILE: Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir speaks exclusively to EWN's Mandy Wiener.  Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The South Gauteng High Court is currently hearing an application being argued by convicted criminal Radovan Krejcir to have his prison conditions altered.

The Czech brought the application last month on an urgent basis. He's currently serving a lengthy jail term after being convicted of attempted murder and other crimes.

Krejcir has been arguing this application in the South Gauteng High Court himself.

He wants the court to order that he no longer be kept in solitary confinement, that prison officials stop victimising him and violating his rights to dignity and that he is treated the same as other prisoners with the same security classification as him.

Krejcir also wants access to medical specialists, to be able to access his legal documents in electronic format and to access the internet so he can video call his family members.

He's currently being kept at the Leeuwkop prison.

In the neighbouring courtroom, the Sam Issa murder trial is continuing in Krejcir's absence. He's accused of arranging the hit on the Lebanese drug dealer in Bedfordview in 2013.