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Court recommends Lexa's release

A Bratislava district court yesterday recommended that Ivan Lexa, former head of the Slovak Information Service (SIS), be released from prison.

Lexa had been in jail for over half a year, accused of fraud, sabotage, trafficking in illegal weapons, abuse of office, and contracting the mafia to kill former police officer Robert Remiáš in April 1996. When first accused, he fled the country, and was eventually tracked down in South Africa with the help of Interpol.

Interior Minister Vladimír Palko said that new evidence existed in the Remiáš case: "A further three witnesses have corroborated the statements, implying Lexa's guilt. They have stated that Remiáš was followed by the SIS, and that there are falsified documents in connection with his murder."

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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