Platform Congratulates Slovenia
On The Exoneration of Political Leader
Ljubljana / Prague, 12 December 2014. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience welcomes the decision of the Slovenian Constitutional Court to free democratic opposition leader Janez Janša immediately from prison. After six years of legal proceedings which culminated in his imprisonment on fabricated charges, Mr Janša is now a free man.
After spending five months in prison, Mr Janša, dissident imprisoned under Communism and the country’s Prime Minister during the EU Presidency in 2008, went home to his family. The Platform had protested the politically motivated ruling of the Slovenian judiciary (see our press release of 10 July 2014).
”Yesterday’s decision is of utmost importance for the democratic processes in Slovenia. It underlines the need to reform the judicial system in which top positions are still occupied by former Communists who grossly violated human rights under the totalitarian dictatorship,” says Platform President Göran Lindblad.