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Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić Denied Bail

Croatia80Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić, who has spent the last 15 nights in jail, has been denied bail on Monday by a Zagreb Court…

Bandić (58), who has been Mayor of Croatia’s capital since 2005, was arrested, along with 19 others, on suspicion of corruption, bribery and organised crime on 19 October. All 8 defendants in the case who were still in custody were released on bail during after a hearing on Monday, except for Bandić, who will remain behind bars.

It may be a long while before the case goes to trial, with a reported 270 ‘witnesses’ still to be interviewed by the Anti-Corruption unit.

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