Ivan Lexa, the former head of the Slovak secret service who faces 10 charges from his 1995-1998 tenure in the post, has been hospitalised in Bratislava with heart problems.
The ex-spy boss apparently took ill hours after the immunity he enjoyed from prosecution as a member of parliament expired on the weekend.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
26. Sep 2002 at 12:32