THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE FILES AN APPEAL AGAINST THE COURT’S DECISION NOT TO GIVE CONSENT TO THE STATEMENT OF UNDERTAKING NO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST SUZANA RADANOVIĆ, MOTHER OF THE VICTIM DAVID DRAGIČEVIĆ05.08.2021. 09:58
Working on the verification of all the circumstances that led to the death of the young man David Dragičević in Banja Luka in March 2018, a need has arisen that the witness-injured party, Suzana Radanović, gives her testimony.
Over the past few years, while civic activities demanding the truth about her son’s death were in progress, the said witness was exposed to various pressures and threats that lawsuits and judicial proceedings would be initiated against her.
In order for witness Suzana Radanović to be able to present without any fear all her information about the said event, possible perpetrators and witnesses, which she learned indirectly, as well as about information she learned from third parties, without exposing herself to the risk of criminal prosecution if the obtained information prove not to be true, the Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, Gordana Tadić, in accordance with the law, gave a statement that no criminal prosecution will be initiated against the said witness Suzana Radanović for the criminal offence of false reporting.
On 29 July, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued a decision rejecting this decision and thus prevented further procedural preconditions for granting immunity to witness Suzana Radanović.
Considering that the testimony of this injured witness, as well as all the information she has, is of key importance for this criminal case, the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH filed an appeal against this decision of the Court of BiH because of a substantial violation of the criminal proceeding and the right of access to court, as part of the corpus of rights to a fair trial guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights.
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