Branimir Glavas stripped of parliamentary immunity

 The parliamentary Credentials and Privileges Commission on Wednesday, without discussion and unanimously, stripped MP Branimir Glavas of the regional HDSSB party of immunity from prosecution, due to the court proceedings against him before the Supreme Court following a Constitutional Court decision to quash the verdict against him for war crimes in cases dubbed "selotejp" and "garaza" and ordered an investigation to determine whether the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights had been violated.

The Commission will send its decision to parliament which will then make the final decision, most probably on Friday.

The request to strip Glavas of his parliamentary immunity was requested by the Zagreb County Chief Prosecutor's Office.

The Constitutional Court in January quashed the eight year prison sentence against Branimir Glavas for war crimes committed against Serb civilians in the eastern city of Osijek in 1991 and ordered the Supreme Court to repeat proceedings and see if the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms had been violated.

Last update: Wed, 24/02/2016 - 15:40
Author: 

Related

More from Croatia

Gov't, parliament, president must see to cooperation with emigrants, says Croatian PM

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday it was very important that the government, parliament, the president...

Financial sector reforms are crucial for sustained growth in Croatia and region

Financial sector development must go beyond improving access to bank credit and financial systems should develop in...

Croatia's industrial producer prices down for 43 straight months

Croatia's industrial producer prices fell by 2.9% in November 2016 compared with November 2015, continuing their...

Stier for more active OSCE role in SE Europe

Attending the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg on Thursday, Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister...

Croatian President: Officials should refrain from commenting on Constitutional Court's work

Reacting to a statement by Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic that the Constitutional Court's judges were the biggest...