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Ex Minister Defends Secret Surveillance Of Chief Prosecutor And 8 Journalists

The leader of opposition party the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) hit the headlines in Croatia on Thursday, accused of ordering the secret surveillance of chief state prosecutor Mladen Bajic together with eight journalists whilst he was the nations Minister of Internal Affairs last year.

It is alleged that Tomislav Karamarko ordered former police chief Oliver Grbic last year to tail Bajic and eight reporters. Karamarko however, says that police were legally carrying about their business as they investigated information leaks.

Karamarko said that police activities were initiated by the state prosecution office as information was being leaked about investigations concerning the high-profile “Fimi-media case” involving former PM Ivo Sanader and HDZ.

Karamarko said that journalists were never under attack and there was never any question of any reporters being arrested, reported Tportal.

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