De Kroatische onderzoeksjournalist Zeljko Peratovic wordt met de dood bedreigd omwille van zijn onthullende reportages. Daarom verloor de man vorige maand ook zijn baan bij de overheidskrant Vjesnik. Zijn vrouw en kind zijn intussen naar Zwitserland gevlucht. “Dit soort incidenten kan de EU-toetreding van Kroatië in de weg staan,” zeggen europarlementsleden Bart Staes (Groen!) en Saïd El Khadraoui (Sp.a).
THE POLICE ADMINISTRATION OF ZAGREB Organized crime Departmen, Zagreb, Heinzlova 89
SUBJECT: Peratovic Zeljko – criminal charge, supplement to criminal charge I Zeljko Peratovic, the journalist in Vjesnik, submited on 22 July 2005. to VIIIth Police station criminal charge against unknown persons, who have threatened the appointed with death. This station has passed on the criminal charge to Organized crime Department of Police administration of Zagreb. The wife of Zeljko Peratovic, Nada Peratovic, is a citizen of Switzerland and she informed about those threats to Zeljko Peratovic, embassy of Switzerland in Zagreb and she is in constant contact with authorities of that embassy.
Towards cognitions of Zeljko Peratovic, the threats are sent by e-mail from Switzerland in Solothurn. And death threats were sent by Max Soldo (nick name: Ante_Gotovina). Enclosed we send you the threats sent by e-mail (8 pages). II We ask from you to pass on the copy of criminal charge to attorney's office, which Zeljko Peratovic submited on record by VIII Police station in Zagreb. We also please that this attorney's office get informed about this case and in which stage of process is criminal charge, which was submited by Zeljko Peratovic. attorney Luka SusakIblerov trg 6/2, Zagreb In Zagreb, 29 July 2005. |W|P|112630141430308429|W|P|Threats from Switzerland|W|P|
In einem erzürnten Schreiben erinnern die "Reporter ohne Grenzen" den Direktor des Vjesnik (Franjo Maletic op.z.p.) daran, dass Peratovic gerade für seine Recherchen mit hohen internationalen Auszeichnungen bedacht wurde, darunter auch dem der eigenen Organsiation (er bekam den Press Freedom Award 2003). Slobodan Snajder, Wissen ist Ohnmacht
That person was Sasa Perkovic, at that time, assisstant of chief of POA, Damir Loncaric, and today he is advisor of President Stjepan Mesic for national security, else son of Josip Perkovic, the most powerful Croatian spy, for whom Boze Vukusic says that he is under German investigation about murder of Stjepan Djurekovic. Sasa Perkovic, while he was in Greece, had a little car accident, his official car war damaged, what caused little problems with police, because Perkovic junior was there unofficialy, that means, he was not registrated with domestic authorities, so contrariwise to international diplomatic-intelligence regulations.And OA at that time didn't have in Greece no accreditted intelligence attache in embassy in Athens. Considering that Sasa Perkovic, during first Petrac's escape to police in 2001., together with Ranko Ostojic, former chief of police, visited Hrvoje near Villach, after what the controverse tycoon appeared in Zagreb and gave statement to the police in Heinzlova Street that he had nothing with murder of Vjeko Slisko, it was not difficult to conclude that assisstant of chief of OA stayed in Greece to conntact with Petrac. Conntacts of Ranko Ostojic and Sasa Perkovic during first escape with Petrac, later a few months ago, described Ivo Pukanic, as it could be considered as Petrac's warning. Through Pukanic also was warned chief of POA, Tomislav Karamarko by information in which was claimed that Karamarko, at the beginning of 90-ties, by intervention of Damir Loncaric, became subtenant at Alica Petrac, that means Petrac's. That authorities knew all the time where was heading now arrested tycoon, as they knew Matekovic's moving, and they surely knew where Gotovina was, confirmed also my another text in Vjesnik from 26th July 2004.:Will Petrac after surrender go to hospital? (on croatian at this link):
By the latest unofficial informations, Hrvoje Petrac is hiding in Greece for kidnaping general Vladimir Zagorac's son, where recently, totaly unofficialy was one person from the top of OA.
Hrvoje Petrac, businessman after whom is Interpol's APB because of accusation that he participated in kidnaping of retired general Vladimir Zagorac's son, and to whom was prohibited entering in countries of EU, because there were suspicions that he helped runaway general Ante Gotovina, could be back to Croatia these days. The source from judicial circles said for Vjesnik that about that case are informed in Supreme state attorney's office and Ministry of police, and these days in those institutions are held consultations about the model of Petrac's «surrender»... Vjesnik's source claims that persons close to Hrvoje Petrac about new diagnosis conntacted with authorized doctors in Zagreb's hospitals Sestre milosrdnice (Sisters of mercy) and Sveti duh. For Petrac the staying abroad was made worse, not only because of Interpol's APB, but also because of decision of Union, which prohibited entering in countries members.
By Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, to runaway tycoon condemned on six years of prison for kidnaping of general Zagorac's son, the trial should be repeted, because he was condemned in absence. Asked about informations that Hrvoje Petrac was in Israel, Mesic said that great suspicions that he was exactly there, but that was not for sure. Besides, he emphasized,that there were no evidences that Petrac was involved in financing escape or staying of general Gotovina abroad. I haven't seen any evidence, there are only suspicions, said Mesic, emphasizing that Petrac should come to Croatia. He said that Petrac was condemned in absence, and the trial should be repeted after his arrival.
Investigation of German police and judicature for murder of well-known Croatian emigrant Stjepan Djurekovic in 1983. in München, which was organised by Yugoslav secret police, didn't stop on recent arrest of former Yugo-agent Krunoslav Prates. Vukusic reveales in front of German police these days gave testimony again Boze Vukusic, who did it once, together with president of HSP, Anto Djapic, considering that Djapic's uncle was also murdered in Germany. Vukusic revealed to us that investigation is on against Josip Perkovic , former chief of Yugoslav Service of state security and former assisstant of Minister of defense, whose son Sasa is today advisor for national security of President Stipe Mesic. Zvonimir Despot, Večernji list, 31. 08. 2005.