‘Finnish court also expects Janez Janša’

Published on 14 August 2013 at 09:15


Former Slovenian conservative prime minister Janez Janša is to be heard in a Finnish court in early October for his role in the so-called Patria scandal, writes Dnevnik.

Janša was sentenced to two years in prison by a Slovenian court in June for the same case, which involves corruption linked to the state purchase of military equipment from Finnish company Patria in 2006.

The Finnish part of the Patria trial will begin in Helsinki on August 20 and is expected to last until to 24 October.

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