Bosnian Justice Ministry Receives Croatia’s Request for Mamić’s Extradition

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ZAGREB, June 15, 2019 – The Bosnian Justice Ministry on Friday received the Croatian Justice Ministry’s request for the extradition of former Dinamo football club chief Zdravko Mamić and will forward it to the State Court to decide if there are grounds for the handover, Minister Josip Grubeša told Hina.

The request for the extradition of Croatia’s most wanted fugitive will likely be delivered to the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday. Grubeša would not prejudge how the court would rule.

Croatia wants Mamić’s extradition based on a second indictment upheld against him by the Osijek County Court. Croatia and BiH have an extradition agreement which went into force in 2012.

Mamić opposes the extradition. Earlier this week, after a warrant was issued for his arrest, the State Court ordered that his travel documents be seized and that he reports to the police station in Čitluk, but dismissed the request that he be placed in custody.

On May 21, the Osijek County Court upheld the second indictment which Croatia’s USKOK anti-corruption office filed against Mamić and six others for defrauding Dinamo by 200 million kuna, ordering that he be placed in custody.

Last spring, the Osijek Municipal Court sentenced Mamić to 6.5 years in prison pending appeal. The day before the verdict was delivered, he took refuge at Medjugorje, BiH. He holds Croatian and Bosnian citizenship.

More news about Zdravko Mamić can be found in the Sports section.


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