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Croatia: Web expert detained as secret file posted

Croatia: Web expert detained as secret file posted

Croatian police say they have detained a prominent communications expert in connection with the online publication of a confidential list of country's war veterans.
Police spokesman Krunoslav Borovec says Marko Rakar was detained Wednesday. Borovec says police are investigating if Rakar posted the list on the Web.
The list of veterans _ safeguarded by the Defense Ministry _ appeared on the Web on Tuesday night, posted anonymously through a U.S.-based server.
It triggered huge interest in Croatia, where many people have repeatedly demanded that the list be published because they suspect that thousands of men have illegally obtained veterans' status to gain privileges.
The government says the publication of a confidential document is a crime.