Judge asks for more time to decide Lexa custody case

After listening to the depositions of former secret service chief Ivan Lexa and Bratislava region prosecutor Michal Serbin on September 3, a Bratislava III district judge has asked for more time before deciding whether again to take Lexa into pre-trial custody on fraud charges.

After spending over two years abroad as an international fugitive, Lexa was arrested in South Africa in July and deported to Slovakia to face 10 charges from his time at the head of the spy agency, including kidnapping, sabotage and armed robbery.

However, after being immediately taken into pre-trial custody in Bratislava, he was released last month in a controversial ruling by the Supreme Court.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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