Top court to review extradition case of Czech refugee who alleges police torture
By Natalie Stechyson, Postmedia News June 28, 2012
OTTAWA — Bretislav Zajicek has lived in Canada for 15 years, building a life for himself as a father, husband, and manual labourer. But ghosts from his past could see him sent back to the Czech Republic to face allegations of crimes he says he was forced to confess to when he was 19 years old.
The Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday that it would review a lower court’s decision to give Zajicek a new extradition hearing. Originally, Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson opted to surrender Zajicek to the Czech Republic to stand trial on allegations of robbery and property damage.read more