PROSECUTOR OF TERRORISM SECTION COORDINATES ACTIVITIES OF SIPA AND COMPETENT INSTITUTIONS, IN CONNECTION WITH DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY OF BIH CITIZEN SUSPECTED OF FUNDING TERRORIST ACTIVITIES12.05.2021. 11:12
Acting in coordination and cooperation with the Head of the Terrorism Section of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, police officers of the State Investigation and Protection Agency - SIPA arrested the suspect Sena Hamzabegović (1960) from Tuzla, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Swiss Confederation, upon her arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Tuzla Airport.
The aforementioned suspect is under investigation due to the commission of the criminal offense of Funding of Terrorist Activities, referred to in Article 202 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
She is suspected that, by sending money and financial assistance, as well as in other ways, she was providing support to the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina who were staying on foreign battlefields in Syria and Iraq, in the structures of the so-called "ISIL", in the period from 2013. Inter alia, she provided such support to her husband, who had significant position and role within the terrorist structures associated with "ISIL" that was declared a terrorist organization by the UN Security Council, and who is still on the run.
After the deprivation of liberty in Tuzla, the facilities used by the said suspect were searched.
The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its partner security agencies and institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad, have been collecting information on the suspect’s unlawful activities for a longer period of time.
Within the legally prescribed time limit, which is 72 hours for the criminal offenses of terrorism, the said suspect will be handed over to the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina for further processing.
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