PRESS RELEASE10.08.2021. 15:34
Regarding several inquiries related to the case against the accused Milomir Savčić for the criminal offence of Genocide under Article 171 of the Criminal Code of BiH, the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, when presenting its position on the justification of prohibitive measures, filed a motion with the Court of BiH on 2 August 2021 for the violation of the measure of prohibition of communication with print and electronic media, which was ordered by the decision of the Court of BiH. In its motion and at the hearing held by the Court of BiH on 9 August 2021 in the presence of the accused Milorad Savčić and his defense counsel, the case’s prosecutor explained in detail the reasons for the need to order custody. After the hearing, the Court informed the present parties that they would be subsequently notified of the decision on the motion.
The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a party to the proceedings, cannot be held responsible for the fact that after the hearing the Court of BiH did not issue an order to the Judicial Police to detain the Accused until a decision is made on the motion and thus ensure the execution of the decision on ordering custody, which the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH received on the same day at 3:30 p.m.
In this regard and for all further information, you can contact the Court of BiH.
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