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Austrian count claims small underpants breached his human rights - Telegraph
A multi-millionairre Austrian count has claimed that his human rights were abused in a British jail because his prison issue underpants were too small.

Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, who owns a palace in Austria and a house in London's affluent Sloane Square spent seven days in jail as part of a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) fraud investigation into a BAE arms deal.

He was eventually released after BAE struck a deal with UK and US authorities over alleged bribery and corruption charges.

After returning to his palace in Burgenland, Austria, he said: "In the UK human rights are not exactly respected like they are in Austria. I wasnt given underwear that was my size despite asking for it several times. And they didnt give me a comb."

The 56-year-old also complained that the prison issue disposable razor had been used before, saying: "I found stubble in it - so I demanded and was given a vaccination against Hepatitis B."

by Fran on Sat Feb 13th, 2010 at 01:30:41 PM EST
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