The Public Prosecutor has ordered the former Chargé d'Affairs of the Libyan mission to the Czech Republic to be placed in custody pending investigation.

The former official at the Libyan Embassy in the Czech Republic is facing charges of misusing the powers of his position to gain illegal benefits.

A statement by the Attorney General said the former diplomat spent hundreds of thousands of foreign exchange in violation of the rules and regulations for managing public money, which caused significant damage to public funds.