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Fallout from Decoration of Communist Police Head Continues

Ljubljana, 4 December - President Danilo Tuerk's decision to decorate a former head of the communist secret police for his role in a key police operation during Slovenia's preparations for independence continues to make waves in Slovenia. While a right-leaning forum joined the side of the critics, an independence war veterans movement welcomed the decoration on Friday.

Former Interior Minister of Slovenia before the country's independence from Yugoslavia Tomaz Ertl was decorated by President Danilo Tuerk for his role in Operation North.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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