Number of Czechs in foreign prisons nearly doubled last year


The number of Czech citizens in foreign prisons nearly doubled last year, the Foreign Ministry has reported. Releasing their figures at the start of the main tourist season on Monday, the ministry stated that there were more than 1000 citizens either serving sentences or in police custody abroad at the end of 2011, over 400 more than the year before. The real numbers are likely higher, as the ministry´s data is based on information received from Czech diplomatic missions. According to those sources, the cities with the largest number of Czech prisoners were London with 141, Munich with 134 and Madrid with 105.