Prosecution

Ministry receives two bids in new call for delegated prosecutors

Ljubljana – The Justice Ministry confirmed it had received two applications for the two posts of Slovenia’s European delegated prosecutors in the second nomination procedure. Matej Oštir and Tanja Frank Eler, the candidates that had been rejected in the first call, have already said they have applied.

Caretaker Minister of Interior Files Official Complain against the Chief Prosecutor for Committed Crimes

The caretaker Minister of Interior, Boyko Rashkov, has filed a complain against Chief Prosecutor, Ivan Geshev, to the Director of the National Investigation Service, Borislav Sarafov.

Rashkov announced this on July 27 after an award ceremony for directors of regional directorates of the MoI for good performance of their duties.

Justice Ministry state secretary steps down

Ljubljana – Anže Erbežnik, a state secretary at the Justice Ministry, has stepped down after less than a month on the job, the ministry confirmed for the STA.

Erbežnik was named to the post on 22 June, a week after Marjan Dikaučič was appointed minister following the resignation of Lilijana Kozlovič over the government’s refusal to appoint two European delegated prosecutors.

The cases of Aleksić, Petnica and Lečić: "Leave them alone to tell their story"

The decision of the Higher Public Prosecutor's Office to reject the criminal charges filed for rape against Branislav Lecic by Danijela Steinfeld, caused a storm in the public from approval to denial.
Lawyer Jugoslav Tintor said in an interview with TV Prva that there is a presumption of innocence when it comes to any case.

Prosecution dismissed criminal charges of Danijela Steinfeld against Branislav Lecic

As the Prosecutor's Office told B92.net, the report was rejected, because there are no grounds for suspicion.
Some media later quoted the Prosecutors as saying there was „no reasonable doubt the alleged or any other crime that should be persecuted ex officio was committed."

Trial for the murder of Oliver Ivanovic has begun; His ex-wife refused to testify

The trial began by verifying the identities of the accused and acquainting them with their rights.
At the suggestion of the lawyer, the indictment was not read to them because they were already familiar with it, and all the accused stated that they understood the allegations of the indictment and that they were not guilty, RTS reports.

Both candidates sue govt over non-appointment as EU delegated prosecutors

Ljubljana – The State Attorney’s Office has not decided to sue the government over a decision not to get acquainted with the appointment of Slovenia’s European delegated prosecutors as proposed by the Prosecution Council. However, a suit has been filed by both candidates for the European delegated prosecutors, Tanja Frank Eler and Matej Oštir.

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