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Patria Trial Wraps Up, Rulings Expected on Wednesday

Ljubljana, 3 June - The trial against three defendants accused of bribery in the 2006 defence deal with Finnish company Patria, including ex-PM Janez Janša, closed on Monday with the defence calling for acquittals and criticising what it sees as politically-motivated proceedings. The judge scheduled the announcement of the rulings for Wednesday.

Ljubljana
Around 500 people gathered in front of the Ljubljana District Court to show support for former Prime Minister Janez Janša, who is accused of having accepted the promise of a bribe in Patria corruption trial.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Around 500 people gathered in front of the Ljubljana District Court to show support for former Prime Minister Janez Janša, who is accused of having accepted the promise of a bribe in Patria corruption trial.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Around 500 people gathered in front of the Ljubljana District Court to show support for former Prime Minister Janez Janša, who is accused of having accepted the promise of a bribe in Patria corruption trial.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Around 500 people gathered in front of the Ljubljana District Court to show support for former Prime Minister Janez Janša, who is accused of having accepted the promise of a bribe in Patria corruption trial.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former PM Janez Janša (right) and his lawyer Franci Matoz arrive at the court building for the closing arguments in the Patria trial.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former PM Janez Janša (right) and his lawyer Franci Matoz arrive at the court building for the closing arguments in the Patria trial.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Andrej Ferlic (right), the prosecutor in the Patria case, in court for the closing arguments in the trial involving former PM Janez Janša
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Grafitti saying "JJ to Prison" appears on the facade of the Ljubljana court building as the trial of former PM Janez Janša draws to a close in the Patria case.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Grafitti saying "JJ to Prison" appears on the facade of the Ljubljana court building as the trial of former PM Janez Janša draws to a close in the Patria case.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Grafitti saying "Criminal JJ - to Prison with Him" appears on the facade of the Ljubljana court building as trial of former PM Janez Janša draws to a close in the Patria case.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Grafitti saying "JJ to Prison" appears on the facade of the Ljubljana court building as trial of former PM Janez Janša draws to a close in the Patria case.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former PM Janez Janša (right) and his lawyer Franci Matoz appear in court for the closing arguments in the Patria trial.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former PM Janez Janša (right) and his lawyer Franci Matoz appear in court for the closing arguments in the Patria trial.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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