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Krejcir’s lawyers blame prison doctors for OxyContin habit

Lawyers representing Czech Republic-born mobster Radovan Krejcir last week accused Gauteng prison doctors of prescribing a highly addictive drug to treat the underworld boss for his undisclosed health condition, and asked the court to award him his right access to private healthcare.

Krejcir faces charges that include murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and possession of an unlawful firearm, reports The Star.

His attorney, Nastasja Otrebski of Otrebski Attorneys, told the Gauteng High Court that Department of Corrections Services (DCS) doctors had prescribed the highly addictive OxyContin for his condition in 2018.

His medicine had run out and the prison had not attempted “to assist our client with his medication which he urgently requires”.

The DCS, which denied the allegations, was ordered to allow him access to a private doctor.

 

The Star PressReader article – Jail doctors prescribed addictive drug: Krejcir (Open access)

 

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