Suspected spy sentenced to three years after plea agreement

The High Court in Belgrade has upheld a plea agreement with Cedo Colovic, charged with spying for Croatian intelligence services, sentencing him to three years in prison, the court said on Tuesday.

Colovic, who has dual Serbian and Croatian citizenship, was arrested outside Belgrade on September 2 and the plea agreement was reached with the Public Prosecutor's Office on September 4. He had lived and worked in Croatia until 1990 when he moved to Serbia.

According to Belgrade media, Colovic served as an officer in the army of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serb Krajina and came to Serbia as a refugee in August 1995 at the time of Operation Storm. He was suspected of providing confidential military and intelligence information to a Croatian intelligence service. Nine war crimes indictments were allegedly issued against Serb officers based on the information provided by him.

Last update: Tue, 06/09/2016 - 17:46

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