Czech man found with amnesia in Norway begins regaining memory after phone conversation with family

A Czech man who was found suffering from amnesia in Norway has begun to gradually regain his memory, the Norwegian TV station NRK reported. The Czech news website quoted the station as saying a three-hour telephone conversation the man had with his family in the Czech Republic on Saturday had helped this process. The man, who is referred to as John Smith, spoke Czech with his relatives; previously he had understood Czech but only spoke English. He was found in a snowdrift in Oslo in mid-December. There were signs that his hands had been bound for some time and he told the news agency AFP that he been robbed and sexually assaulted.