Mamić’s attorney Zdravko Rajić and Davor Martinović presented their arguments why Mamić should not be handed over to Croatia.
Croatia’s judiciary has requested Mamić’s extradition on three grounds: to conduct his retrial based on a Supreme Court ruling quashing a part of the relevant verdict handed down by Osijek County Court ruling, to get him serve a sentence of four years and eight months based on a final ruling; and for the purpose of an investigation into the bribing of three Osijek judges who were in charge of the cases against Zoran Mamić and his brother, former football mogul Zdravko Mamić.
Mamić’s attorneys claimed that these were no grounds for extradition.
His attorneys claim that the entire court proceedings against Mamić in Osijek are deeply contaminated because the judges in the proceedings are currently being investigated for graft.
Martinović claimed further that the decision for the imprisonment of the Mamić brothers was still not final because they had not yet submitted an appeal against that decision.
On 12 August the Bosnian court deliberated a separate extradition request for Zdravko Mamić, however, a decision has not been delivered yet.
The prosecutorial authorities in Sarajevo were opposed to the extradition, similarly to previous cases.
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