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Murders Ilija Glavić, assassin of Serbian leader Radoj Petković

The attack with the most shocking consequences was carried out in April 2019 against Radoje Petković, 63, vice-president of the Council of the Serb National Minority, representing the Croatian Serb minority, in the town of Kastav, near Rijeka. He was beaten at the end of April by a 48-year-old veteran of the Croatian War of Independence early. 90s Ilya Glavich, after which he fell into a coma and a few weeks later, on June 10, 2019, he died.

Prime Minister Andrei Plenkovic expressed his condolences to the family of the tragically deceased Serbian leader. In July, Rijeka District Prosecutor's Office charged the attacker with hate-motivated murders. On February 25, 2020, he was sentenced by the Croatian District Court in Rijeka to only 4.5 years in prison. Glavich, who pleaded guilty, was tried for grievous bodily harm resulting in death, not for murder.

Although the media wrote that national intolerance is behind everything, such a qualification was not discussed in court. In addition, it was established that Glavic was not convicted, although the media had previously suggested his involvement in war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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