The branch of Croatian police whose job is to fight organized crime, USKOK, arrested the head of the country’s army, General Mladen Kruljac, and four other people on Friday on suspicion of being involved in a corrupt business deal with construction land.

I am sure you will get more detail in the coming days. For now, just make sure you don’t miss what his lawyer said. Asked if his client will use his right to remain silent or actively defend himself, the lawyer said that Kruljac was “never silent during the war, so he will defend himself this time as well as a real Croatian soldier.”

Tihomir Loza

Tihomir Loza is deputy director of Transitions Online. Email: tihomir.loza@tol.org

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