It is quite certain that the investigation into the murder of Đuro Zagajski to prosecute in Germany (confirmed by Robert Zagajski at HTV). Đuro Zagajski killed for only a few months than Đurekovic, and Josip Perković was in the same position as in the case of a murder condemned, therefore, should have been charged with Zagajski’s murder.
Today from Munich airport to the “Dr. Franjo Tuđman airport” leaves with a special passenger escorted by police. Josip Perković, former UDBA chief in Croatia and SIS’s chief of war, returns to Croatia to serve a sentence for the murder of an immigrant from Stjepan Đureković.
Josip Perković was in indictment for the murder of Đuro Zagajski
This news was unexpected for me because until recently, the German authorities are not enabled Josip Perković to testify via video link in the trial for war profiteering Georg Gavrilović, who the other day ended in acquittal due to the statute of limitations. In addition, according to the previously announced rules, Josip Perković could only be returned to Croatia in autumn, when and Zdravko Mustač. It was necessary to wait until Mustač’s appeal to the Supreme Court was resolved and both papers to sent to Germany for the process of instituting a return judgment.
It is quite certain that the investigation into the murder of Đuro Zagajski to prosecute in Germany (confirmed by Robert Zagajski at HTV). Đuro Zagajski killed for only a few months than Đureković, and Josip Perković was in the same position as in the case of a murder condemned, therefore, should have been charged with Zagajski’s murder.
It seems a dumb explanation which a signed reporter received from sources close to the German authorities that Angela Merkel on a visit to Zagreb for HDZ campaign for the European Parliament, received guarantees from Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, that Perković will serve a sentence in Croatia – without any what kind of favours did happen, such us example was in the cases of incarcerations Tihomir Orešković, Mirko Norac, Tomislav Merčep and Hrvoje Petrač.
Merkel and Pleković agreed Perković’s return?
Why would Andrej Plenković care if Josip Perković return to Croatia as soon as possible? Is not Josip Perković’s name tied to SDP presidential candidate Zoran Milanović and Orsat Miljenić, chief of his presidential campagne? They are most deserving of Lex Perkovic from 2013. Is there no doubt that Zoran Milanovic, if he wins as a presidential candidate in the near future as president, will impose Perkovic amnesty?
Similar is also the case with right presidential candidate Miroslav Škoro. Right in his vicinity and behind he are people with thick links with UDBA and KOS. Škoro could be seek help in his presidential campaign from Perković, and in turn offer amnesty.
If it is true that Andrej Plenković asked something about Perkovic, he would ask the German Chancellor to send a new indictment against him to Croatia, not to let him go home.
Germans abandon trial of Yugoslav killers?
It is possible that the German authorities no longer have the will and the interest to deal with UDBA killings. The story I heard from Munich yesterday that the German judiciary will solve the cases of direct murderers of Đuro Zagajski, Stjepan Đureković and Nikola Miličević Beban in the next two to three years is also meaningless. Until then, it can not be safely asserted that suspects will receive live indictments, and relatives of those killed are already in poor health.
After all, what this can to be discovered in two to three years and it has not been discovered since 2014 when the UDBA records from HDA were made available to the German judiciary. Those documents that UDBA wanted to hide, judge Dauster did not included in the trial of Perković and Mustač for the murder of Đureković. He did it so that the such as uncontaminated evidence could be used against the real killers.
Two more options remain.
Josip Perković has made a deal with the German judiciary in connection with ongoing investigations and therefore is coming to Croatia today and will not die in Germany that he would have been accused of murdering Đuro Zagajski.
Josip Perković was released in Croatia and did not make a deal, but soon will Croatia get an indictment for the perpetrators, and in the autumn, when Mustač returns to Croatia, and new indictments for Perković and Mustač.