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"Ivan Lexa has no passport except from a certain man, Lojzo Estéran, who calls himself the King of Záhorie. He sent him a Záhorie passport,which could perhaps help him seek refuge in Záhorie [part of Slovakia on the border with the Czech Republic]."

Ján Cuper, Ivan Lexa's lawyer, when asked whether Lexa, who has just been released from prison, would flee the country as he did in 2000, rather than face charges related to the 1995 kidnapping of the president's son.

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