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Former Deputy PM Requests To Go To Jail In Croatia

Former Deputy Prime Minister Radimir Cacic, who was ordered by a Hungarian Court to serve 11 months in jail for causing a fatal car accident in Hungary which killed two people, has requested that he serve his sentence in Croatia and not in Hungary.

Cacic’s lawyer submitted the request via the Croatian Justice Ministry to their Hungarian counterparts.

Cacic was initially sentenced Cacic to a 22 month suspended prison sentence for the 2010 road accident, but last month a Hungarian Court ordered that he serve half of that time in jail before becoming eligible for parole. Cacic resigned from his post as Deputy Prime Minister immediately.

Although Croatia and Hungary do not have a bilateral agreement regulating cooperation in the execution of prison sentences, under the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Cacic may be granted his wish to serve his sentence in Croatia if the two nations agree.

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