Croatia court overturns extradition of Albania soccer fan


ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatia’s Supreme Court has overturned a decision to extradite an Albanian soccer fan to Serbia where he is wanted for allegedly flying a drone with a nationalist banner during a match.
A statement Friday says the proceedings must be repeated because the initial ruling was incomplete.
Ismail Morinaj was arrested in Croatia in June on a Serbian warrant. A court in Dubrovnik has agreed to extradite him to Serbia.
Violence interrupted a European Championship qualifier in October 2014 between Serbia and Albania after a drone with an Albanian banner appeared over the pitch. Tensions between Serbia and Albania have been high over breakaway Kosovo, formerly a Serbian province dominated by ethnic Albanians.
Morinaj insists he won’t get a fair trial in Serbia. He has asked for political asylum in Croatia.

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