Lexa stays in jail

A BRATISLAVA court decided on July 20 that Ivan Lexa, former head of the SIS secret service, should be remanded in custody indefinitely while awaiting trial on eight charges including kidnapping, extortion and armed robbery.

Lexa was arrested in South Africa on July 14 by local police and deported to Slovakia on an international warrant July 18. He fled Slovakia first in July 2000, and spent just over two years in hiding abroad.

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