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"I keep waiting for him to complain about the lack of pedicures and manicures."


"I keep waiting for him to complain about the lack of pedicures and manicures."

Interior Minister Ladislav Pittner, reacting to the complaints of former secret service boss Ivan Lexa that he only gets one radio and TV station, that he is being given the wrong brand of cigarettes, and that he can't shower as often as he would like. Lexa is being held in pre-trial custody on charges of abusing his former powers.


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