Former Dinamo football coach Zoran Mamic will remain free while in Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, he will have to report to the police once a week and his personal documents have been temporarily confiscated, the court in Bosnia and Herzegovina decided on Wednesday.
Zoran Mamic was arrested early Wednesday morning by officers from the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) based on an arrest warrant issued against him in Croatia.
After his arrest, Mamic was handed over to the court in Sarajevo, where Judge Branko Peric determined his status including his Bosnian citizenship.
The judge ruled that Mamic would remain free with precautionary measures and was ordered to give in his personal identification documents.
The court did not discuss the matter of Mamic’s extradition considering that Croatia has not sent a formal request yet.
A Croatian Supreme Court ruling upheld a ruling sentencing Mamic to four years and eight months in prison after being convicted of siphoning money from the Dinamo Football Club.
After that he escaped to Bosnia and requested that he be allowed to serve his sentence in that country, which was rejected. Zagreb County Court then issued an international arrest warrant against him.