Home » Latest » Freed Croatian Generals Rule Out Move Into Politics

Freed Croatian Generals Rule Out Move Into Politics

National heroes and acquitted Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac could right now walk into any political party they liked. However, 57-year-old former policeman turned general Markac told reporters that he has no intention whatsoever of entering into politics.

Markac, who turned himself into the Hague Tribunal six years ago, because he knew he did no wrong, says he has been following Croatia’s progress during his time behind bars.

“I’ve been away for six years but I kept in tune with what was happening. Naturally, I hope that things will get better,” said Markac.

Markac, who says Friday’s decision was a shock but that he never believed he had done anything wrong after being on the front line defending his country for five years, says he will spend his time now writing books and doing humanitarian work.

Meanwhile one of the lawyers for Ante Gotovina, Luka Misetic, speaking on a Croatian TV show last night, also said Gotovina “will definitely not” be entering politics.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

What’s Your Favourite Croatian Word?

If you have ever started learning a foreign language or been surrounded by one, then no doubt you would have come across some words that which for one reason or another stick in your head or make you laugh. Some words which sound romantic to the foreign ear can sometimes be abusive or swear words....

Summer in Zagreb: 5 Must-Visit Events in August

By Tina Kovačiček August in Zagreb used to be a month when everything would stop. Zagrebians would rush to the coast for the holidays and only rare enthusiasts would enjoy capital in this summer peak. Those days are over! Especially in the last couple of years when Zagreb was put in the hot spot by many...

First Sinjska Alka Set to be Held Outside of Sinj in 70 Years

More than 25,000 people are expected at the first Sinjska Alka outside of Sinj since 1946. Apart from the traditional event this August in Sinj, the event will be held outside of the town next month. Held in the southern Croatian town of Sinj, Sinjska Alka, as the event is known, is an equestrian competition...

[PHOTOS] Jamie Dornan Arrives on Set in Dubrovnik

Jamie Dornan has been spotted for the first time in Dubrovnik on Friday, after arriving earlier this week, The Dubrovnik Times revealed. Fresh from Sunday’s 2017 Oscars, Dornan avoided waiting cameramen when he arrived at Dubrovnik Airport on Tuesday, but was spotted in town today. The 34-year-old is in the southern Croatian coastal city to...

Photographer Captures Powerful Shelf Cloud Over Lošinj Island

Most of Croatia yesterday coped a passing front which in areas brought hail, thunder, and lightning. Local photographer Sandro Puncet captured a powerful shelf cloud hovering over the island of Lošinj yesterday and it has soon gone viral. A shelf cloud is a low, horizontal, wedge-shaped arcus cloud which is attached to the base of...