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Lexa to face further charges

IVAN Lexa, former head of the Slovak Information Service (SIS), who is in custody facing nearly a dozen charges including ordering the murder of a key witness in the 1995 kidnapping of the former president's son, will be tried for three more charges of misuse of power.

The Bratislava regional court ordered a lower court to try the cases of alleged misuse of an SIS minivan for surveillance of the ex-president's son, Michal Kováč, Jr; alleged planting of an explosive device on the premises where then-opposition party the Christian Democrats (KDH) held a pre-election meeting; and alleged theft of a mobile-phone tapping system from the SIS.

In all three cases, Lexa will be tried under misuse of power charges.

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