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Indonesia extradites first convicted Czech national despite no treaty

ČTK |
19 March 2013

Prague, March 18 (CTK) - Indonesia on Friday extradited Czech Tomas Toman, sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for beating to death a youth in 2008, although there is no extradition treaty between the two countries, police spokeswoman Marketa Johnova told journalists Monday.

Toman is the first such a Czech case and the fourth convict sent by Indonesia back to Europe upon request, Johnova said.

In 2009, Toman was convinted of having assaulted a man one year before. The man later died of the injuries he sustained in the attack, she added.

Instead of starting serving the sentence, Toman escaped, Johnova said.

"An international warrant of arrest was issued and the information surfaced that he was staying in Australia," she added.

The detectives eventually detained Toman in Indonesia in July 2011, Tomanova said.

"As there is no extradition treaty between the Czech Republic and Indonesia, the president of Indonesia allowed the extradition upon assurance of bilateral help," Justice Ministry spokeswoman Stepanka Cechova has said.

Upon arrest, he was taken into custody in Jakarta. Now the police have moved him to a detention prison in Prague.

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