The Constitutional Court announced that the guilty verdicts for the SDS party president Janez Janša, retired brigadier Tone Krkovič and Rotis procurator Ivan Črnkovič in the Patria case were overturned. Another decision by the Constitutional Court also assigned the cases to another judge of the district court in Ljubljana. The decision of the constitutional judges was unanimous, while affirmative separate opinions were given by the judge Jadranka Sovdat, joined by Miroslav Mozetič and Mitja Deisinger. The judge Jan Zobec was eliminated from decisionmaking.
Due to annulled complaints Tone Krkovič and Ivan Črnkovič left the Dob prison, and Janez Janša will stay on the outside; their status is now back to charged, and no more convicted. The constitutional judges must decide on constitutionality of termination of Janša’s deputy mandate. This decision should be reached soon after complaints are resolved.
A. Č., G. C., T. H.
Translated by G. K.