Former Croatian PM Sanader arrested in Austria

Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader, wanted in connection with an anti-corruption probe, has been arrested in Austria, Croatian state television reported.

Former Croatian PM Sanader arrested in Austria

Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader, wanted in connection with an anti-corruption probe, has been arrested in Austria, Croatian state television reported on Friday, quoting police sources.

Croatian police were not immediately available for comment.

Sanader left the country on Thursday shortly before parliament lifted his immunity from prosecution. Prosecutors suspect him of being behind a plan to create slush funds for his conservative HDZ party during his 2004-09 tenure in power.

Sanader denies the accusations, saying they were politically motivated. He is the highest Croatian official investigated for corruption to date.

Reuters

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