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Croatian Court Approves Albanian Drone Flyer’s Extradition

The Croatian Supreme Court ruled that Albanian citizen Ismail Morina can be extradited to Serbia, where he is wanted for flying a drone with flag depicting ‘Greater Albania’ during an international football match.

Sven Milekic
BIRN
Zagreb
Drone with the map of Greater Albania flew on the match in Belgrade in 2014. Photo: Beta

The Croatian Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that Ismail Morina can be extradited to Belgrade, where he is wanted for allegedly flying a drone carrying the flag of a ‘Greater Albania’ at a Serbia-Albania football match in 2014 - an incident which caused a major row between the two countries.

In its decision, made on August 30, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Morina’s lawyer, who claimed there had been procedural errors and that the facts about the case had been wrongly established.

Although Morina applied for political asylum in Croatia in July, Justice Minister Drazen Bosnjakovic will have to sign an extradition order to send him to Serbia.

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