Suspended sentence handed down in queue jumping trial

Ljubljana, 31 January - The man who admitted to paying a EUR 20,000 bribe to an employee at Slovenia's main hospital to arrange for his dying life companion to undergo surgery sooner got a two-year suspended sentence on Thursday in a case that has exposed some of the most acute problems of Slovenia's public health system.

Iztok Požar, one of the defendants in the UKC Ljubljana hospital bribery case, at the pre-trial arraignment at the Ljubljana District Court.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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