CUSTODY PROPOSED FOR NINE SUSPECTS OF CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY COMMITTED IN NOVOSEOCI17.09.2020. 10:30
Having questioned the suspects, Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina in charge of this case has put forward a motion with the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, seeking custody for the suspects who had been deprived of liberty on account of the crimes against humanity committed in Novoseoci, in Sokolac Municipality, in 1992.
The measure of custody has been proposed for reasons as stipulated in Article 132, items a) and b), of the Criminal Procedure Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, namely, due to the risk of the suspects’ flight, as they would become inaccessible to the judicial authorities of our country if they left Bosnia and Herzegovina, and due to the danger that, if at large, the suspects might hinder the inquiry, conceal evidence and influence witnesses or accessories.
The motion for custody has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Intensive investigation continues in the direction of making a prosecutorial decision and filing an Indictment in this case.
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