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    ODVJETNIK / ATTORNEY AT LAW
    IVAN KUSALIC
    Zagreb, Croatia, Vlaška 75A, E-MAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TEL/FAX: 385 (0)1 6412630/ 385 (0)1 6412630 MOB: 385 (0)98 9087506

    In Zagreb, on August 1st, 2010
    Mr. Željko Peratović
    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Websites:
    http://45lines.com/ http://45lines.com/45lines/ http://peratovic.blog.hr/

    http://pollitika.com/blog/45-lines/

    COMPLAINANT AARON FRENKEL, from Israel, citizen of the Republic of
    Israel, represented by attorney at law Ivan Kusalic from Zagreb

    REQUEST FOR REMOVAL OF A PART OF ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION DUE TO STATING
    OF UNTRUE FACTS

    Dear Mr. Peratovic,

    On July 16th, 2010. on website domain (blog) http://peratovic.blog.hr a post
    (blog) was published, which is under your editorial responsibility. The stated
    blog (post) called “Corruption and Justice“ starts with the description of the
    alleged lobbying undertakings by the former president of the Republic of Croatia
    Stipe Mesic. Mr. Aaron Frenkel is described as the lobbying project manager in
    Croatia and is described as the world renown arms dealer.

    “Mesic’s other golf project is located in the south of Croatia and run by Aaron
    Frenkel, known in Croatia as the husband of Maja Brinar, the former assistant to
    Minister or Economy in Racan’s administration, and oil dealer, but better known
    in the rest of the world as arms dealer suspected of money laundering.“



    A claim that Mr. Frenkel is an arms dealer is untrue and represents slander, that
    in the harshest way possible causes harm to Mr. Frankel’s dignity, honor and
    reputation.

    The same post claims that Mr. Frenkel is the key figure of the affair and "game"
    in Poland, in which a certain person was arrested, and he is involved in some
    "shady business".

    This is a known case in Poland, which started with the arrest of an entrepreneur and
    a lobbyist, as well as a member of the Polish jet-set called Marek Dochnal. The main
    figures in the affair beside from Kwasniewski and Dochnal were Aleksandar Schneiderand
    Aaron Frenkel, with the polish subsidiary of Frankel’s company Loyd’s Investment. In
    this affair, we are talking about millions, secret accounts in Switzerland, shady
    business as well as Monaco: as a living destination of both Schneider and Frankel.

    A claim that Mr. Frenkel is a figure in the stated affair is untrue and represents slander, that in the harshest
    way possible causes harm to Mr. Frankel’s dignity, honor and reputation.
    It is further on stated in the article that Mr. Frenkel, as the current Croatian
    consul in Jerusalem has become the star of the international arms dealing
    scandal. It is also stated that this arrested gentleman is Mr. Frenkel’s business
    partner and that all of the businesses of arms delivery by Mr. Frenkel are under
    investigation in Romania, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

    Back in 2005, a year after marrying Maja Brinar, the current Croatian consul in
    Jerusalem has become a star of the international arms dealing scandal on the route
    Romania-Israel-China-India.

        The detectives of the most elite Israeli police squad arrested a partner of Aaron Frenkel
    (šefa IAI-ja – Mosha Keret) due to involvement in the shady business with the duo
    Frenkel-Aviram: the purchase of the plane Iljušin, plans for the delivery of the plane
    to Phalcon Chana (stopped by USA) so it ended up in India. Investigation covers all
    projects of arms dealing by Frenkel and Aviram in Romania, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

    All stated claims are untrue and represent an insult and slander that
    causes harm to Mr. Frenkel’s reputation and honor.

      In the same post located on the homepage of the blog http://peratovic.blog.hr a
    photograph of Mrs. Maja Frenkel, Mr. Frenkel and the President of the Republic of
    Croatia Mr. Ivo Josipovic was published, ending the article with a conclusion
    that the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, should have known
    all of this (this alludes to the alleged criminal activities of Mr. Frenkel), yet
    still he wrote about Mr. and Mrs. Frenkel as the sincere friends of Croatia.

    The rules of investigative journalism allow the media to, through their
    activities and gathered information shine the light on certain
    events in society, but by publishing these false claims, you, in the harshest
    possible way, hurt my client’s dignity, honor and reputation, which are
    guaranteed by the Article 35, of the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, by
    the Resolution 428 with the Declaration of Mass Media and human rights as well as
    Articles 12, 26 and 27 of the Electronic Media Act (National Gazette »Narodne
    novine«, No. 153/2009).
     
    Publishing information you unofficially acquired represents serious violation of
    your responsibilities stated in the quoted Electronic Media Act, because all the
    information coming from the unofficial source are false.
    Also, by stating such harsh and completely unfounded accusations, not only ethics
    of a public voice is impaired, but an offense has also been committed that is
    listed in Article 199 Paragraph 2, and slander, listed in Article 200, paragraph
    2 of the Crime Act (National Gazette "Narodne novine", No 110/97, 27/98, 50/2000,
    129/2000, 51/2001, 111/2003, 190/2003, 105/2004, 84/2005, 71/2006, 110/2007 and
    152/2008)

    There is no doubt that you hurt my client’s, Mr. Aaron Frenkel’s, dignity, honor
    and reputation and have caused him immense professional and personal damage so we
    demand that you immediately remove the stated post (blog) called "Corruption and
    Justice", which contains false information, published on July 7th 2010.
    If in the shortest possible time you do not do what we request of you, we inform
    you that we will initiate all legal actions against you, for the offense of
    slander and insult from Articles 200 and 199 of the Crime Act of the Republic of
    Croatia as well as civil proceedings for ensuring compensation as well as
    correction of inaccurate information.

    Sincerely,
    Attorney at law, Ivan Kusalic

    DELIVER TO:
    • ŽELJKO PERATOVIC, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Internet dnevnik d.o.o., 10000 Zagreb, Remetinecka cesta 139
    • NOVA TV d.d., 10 000 Zagreb Remetinecka cesta 139
    • GOOGLE LEGAL DEPARTMENT

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