Sanader Didn't Have His Rights Violated By Investigative Custody in INA-MOL Case

By 24 June 2020

ZAGREB, June 24, 2020 - The Constitutional Court has ruled that former prime minister Ivo Sanader did not have his rights violated by being placed in investigative custody after a non-final ruling in the INA-MOL case, even though he was already behind bars after a ruling in the Planinska case became final.

The Constitutional Court thus dismissed Sanader's complaint about the detention order which was issued after in late 2019 he was found guilty of taking €10 million in bribes from the CEO of the Hungarian energy group MOL, Zsolt Hernadi.

In addition to six years in prison, he was also sentenced to so-called obligatory investigative detention which is given for non-final sentences longer than five years.

Sanader first appealed to the Supreme Court, which found that investigative detention in the INA-MOL case should begin after he served his six-year prison term in the Planinska case.