16 Jun 2011

Austrian Court Authorizes Extradition of Croatia’s Sanader

An Austrian court authorized today the extradition of Croatia’s former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader (pictured here) in order to face trial on allegations of abuse of power and corruption. Sanader’s legal team, however, immediately announced that they would seek to appeal the Salzburg court’s decision on grounds that Mr. Sanader would not be able to receive a fair trial in his homeland.

Mr. Sanader was arrested on the basis of an international arrest warrant issued by Zagreb in December 2010 on allegations dating back to his time in power, between 2003 and 2009.

For the original article from the AFP, please click here.

Please note that the photo of Mr. Sanader comes from NATO.