PRESS RELEASE: President Vít Jedlička detained during an attempt to reach Liberland from Danube
Today, on 16 May 2015 in the afternoon, the president of Liberland Vít Jedlička was once again detained together with 10 other people.
The expedition of President Jedlicka followed the Croatian interpretation, which holds that Liberland is Serbian territory. Altogether, there were two registered Serbian ships heading for the Liberland bank. Liberland is attributed to Serbia according to Croatia. In the ships, there were the president of Liberland, his nearest team and the reporter of the Croatian TV. Before any landing could take place, the expedition was detained by the Croatian police. The police used all measures to detain, arrest and escort the expedition to the police station in the city of Draž. As far as we are informed, only the Croatian reporter was restricted by being handcuffed. The police is not able to communicate the exact charges.
At the moment of detention, the Liberland's international legal team got involved in the issue. At this moment, the situation is not clear and we are awaiting any news from the legal team or the president himself. According to the latest information, the court takes place tomorrow (17/05/2015) at 9am in Beli Manastir. We will inform you on further development.
UPDATE (17/05/2015, 15:45) - President of Liberland Vít Jedlička was released after court hearing today around 1:00 p.m.