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Karamarko: Accusations against me politically motivated

Former Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko testified before Zagreb Municipal Criminal Court on Friday that claims by a former official of the Yugoslav secret police (UDBA) and a former Croatian Prime Minister, Josip Manolic, about Karamarko having worked for UDBA were nothing but "mere lies aimed at a political showdown" and passed on to the media just when he had begun advocating the implementation of lustration.

Weekly must pay Karamarko EUR 9,210 in damages over interview

Karamarko's lawyer Veljko Miljevic said he would appeal because the damages were too low. Karamarako initially asked for HRK 200,000 in damages but eventually reduced the demand to HRK 180,000.