Bosnian Justice Ministry receives Croatia's request for Mamic's extradition

NEWS 15.06.2019 12:54
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Source: N1

Bosnian Justice Ministry on Friday received the Croatian Justice Ministry's request for the extradition of former Dinamo football club chief Zdravko Mamic and will forward it to the State Court to decide if there are grounds for the handover, Minister Josip Grubesa 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. Grubesa would not prejudge how the court would rule.

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

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

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

Last spring, the Osijek Municipal Court sentenced Mamic 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.