Kozeny to sue Czech "Social Democrat" government at the European Court of Human Rights

08-09-2004

Controversial Czech-born financier Viktor Kozeny, wanted on charges of fraud in both the Czech Republic and the U.S., has filed against the Social Democrat government at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Mr Kozeny, who lives in the Bahamas, filed his lawsuit on the grounds - in his view - that the Social Democratic Party has violated the Convention of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Kozeny filed the lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

The Czech Republic is seeking Mr Kozeny's extradition from the Bahamas on the grounds of a 79-year-old treaty between Czechoslovakia and the British Commonwealth. The Czech Republic and the Bahamas do not share any similar diplomatic agreements.