Germany charges former Yugoslavia spy chief

Zdravko Mustac is being charged with the 1983 murder of Stjepan Durekovic.

Germany charges former Yugoslavia spy chief

World Bulletin / News Desk

German authorities have arrested the former head of Yugoslavia's secret service, Zdravko Mustac, who is facing charges of being an accomplice in the murder of Stjepan Durekovic, a leading Yugoslav dissident, 31 years ago.

72-year-old Croatian national Mustac, who served as Yugoslavia's intelligence chief between 1982-1985, was extradited to Germany in April this year to face investigation over accusations that he ha given the order for the assassination, which took place on July 28, 1983 near the German city of Munich.

Prosecutors on Tuesday said that Mustac was most likely behind the crime, which was planned by his subordinate, Josip Perkovic, who was also extradited to Germany earlier this year.

The two men will appear in court on October 13 to hear the charges put against them.

The actual assassin(s) of Durekovic, who fled to Germany along with his loyal dissidents to escape persecution in Yugoslavia, have never been caught. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ağustos 2014, 14:21