The Ministry of Justice and Administration announced on Thursday that at this moment there are no grounds for further action on the request of Zoran Mamic, who asked to serve his prison sentence in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which was previously rejected by the Zagreb County Court.
This Ministry stressed that the Zagreb County Court informed him that the attached documentation – the convict’s application, personal data, and publicly available data, showed that the legal preconditions for sending a request to the competent body of BiH to take over the execution of the criminal verdict were not met.
“Considering the fact that, based on the determined facts and the letter of the competent court, the legal preconditions for submitting a request to the competent body of BiH to take over the execution of the criminal verdict have not been met, the Ministry of Justice and Administration has no grounds for further proceedings at the request of the convict Zoran Mamic,” they announced in a statement, as Hina reports.
A judge responsible for executing a prison sentence at the Zagreb County Court ruled on Monday that former Dinamo coach Zoran Mamic and former tax collector Milan Pernar must report to the Zagreb prison on May 10th to serve their sentences.
If Zoran Mamic does not appear in prison by May 10th, a warrant and a European arrest warrant will be issued for him, as the spokesman of the Zagreb County Court, Kresimir Devcic, explained to Hina.
Zoran Mamic said earlier from BiH that he is not on the run, but that he uses his legal rights, which are enabled by the agreements of the two countries of which he is a citizen. His brother Zdravko Mamic, who fled to BiH before the verdict was handed down at the Osijek County Court in June 2018, also expressed his desire to serve his sentence in the neighboring country.
In mid-March, the Supreme Court upheld Zdravko Mamic’s 6.5-year prison sentence from the first trial in Osijek, reduced Zoran Mamic’s sentence to four years and eight months, and taxman Pernar to three years and two months. Former Dinamo director, Damir Vrbanovic, was sentenced to three years in prison. In the court in Osijek, whose two judges were removed from office for being friends with Zdravko Mamic, the second trial for extracting money from Dinamo has begun in the meantime.
The High Criminal Court (VKS) on Thursday rejected an appeal to hold the trial in another court, arguing that Zdravko Mamic’s public accusations against the four judges were not a reason to point to the bias of all other judges at the same court, Klix.ba writes.