Domestic Violence Indictment against Požega County Prefect Upheld

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ZAGREB, January 31, 2018 – The Požega Municipal Court on Wednesday upheld an indictment charging Požega-Slavonia County head Alojz Tomašević with domestic violence.

Court spokeswoman Snježana Polgar told the media that the court’s upholding the indictment against the county head, who is a member of the HDZ party, meant that proceedings had been launched during which a case file would be prepared and a pretrial hearing and the main hearing would be scheduled.

Tomašević faces a possible unconditional prison sentence if found guilty.

The county head, who after being reported to the police for domestic violence left the HDZ but refused to step down as the county head, is charged with abusing, beating and injuring his wife Mara Tomašević. She spoke up about being exposed to domestic violence in public, but later withdrew the criminal report against her husband without an explanation. Nonetheless, the fact that she changed her mind did not affect the proceedings as her report referred to criminal acts that are prosecuted ex officio.

Under the indictment, in the period from October 2015 to 2 October 2017, Tomašević threatened, verbally abused and hit his wife. The prosecution alleges that on 2 October 2017 he hit her repeatedly on the head, grabbing her by the throat, and pushed her away, thus injuring her.


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