Croatia / Misdemeanor Court in Zagreb / 89. Pp J-3155/2019
Crime type(s) concerned/related
Related hate bias motivation
Key facts of the case
Three defendants were charged that on 28 Sept 2019 in a bar in Zagreb they disturbed public order by pushing each other and verbally clashing, thus committing a violation of Art. 13 and 17 of the Act on Misdemeanors against Public Order and Peace. The first defendant is acquitted of the accusation that during the same incident he insulted the third defendant with the words: "Fuck your Muslim mother, balije" which is a violation of Art. 25 par. 1 of the Anti-Discrimination Act.
The Court does not state the reasoning because the defendants waived their right to appeal, which made this verdict final.
Is the case related to the application of the Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia, the Racial Equality Directive?
Key issues (concepts, interpretations) clarified by the case
Results (sanctions, outcome) and key consequences or implications of the case
The perpetrator was acquitted of the accusation of violating the Anti-Discrimination Act Art. 25 par. 1 (misdemeanor provisions on discrimination) as all three defendants waived their right to appeal so the verdict was made final.