Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Court frees Czech diplomat killer

`A former Czech army doctor convicted of shooting dead Nigeria’s consul to Prague after falling prey to fraudsters has been spared his full jail term.

Prague’s public prosecutor decided not to oppose a court motion to free Jiri Pasovsky, 74, on grounds of ill health.

He was sentenced in June to eight years in jail, cut to five on appeal.

Pasovsky killed consul Michael Lekara Wayid, 50, and injured another embassy employee in 2003 after losing more than $600,000 (340,000) to Nigerian conmen.’

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