PRESS RELEASE: Liberland President Vít Jedlička’s Arrest

In the evening of 9th May 2015, the Croatian police arrested the president of Free Republic of Liberland Vít Jedlička. Some media have incorrectly reported that the president was arrested for illegally crossing the border of the Republic of Croatia outside border crossing. The Liberland president was detained on the Croatian territory without him having crossed the border and thus he could not have broken any law or regulation.

It is also not true, as some media have reported, that the Liberland territory is not no man's land as it is allegedly claimed by both neighbouring countries, Croatia and Serbia. If the land was claimed by Croatia, their police could not arrest people for any illegal border crossing. Serbia does not claim the land either as the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated.

We will inform you about further development through the official channels.

Created: 10.05.2015