INFORMATION FOR MEDIA28.09.2021. 10:08
The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH also informed the Office of the High Representative to BiH, i.e. HE Christian Schmidt, of everything that is stated in it.
In the case against the accused Milomir Savčić for the criminal offence of Genocide under Article 171 of the Criminal Code of BiH, when presenting its arguments for the justification of the prohibitive measures on 2 August 2021, the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina filed a motion with the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina to order custody against the accused for violating the measure prohibiting communication with the print and electronic media, which was imposed on him by the Court decision.
Both in the motion and at the Court session held on 9 August 2021 in the presence of the accused Milomir Savčić and his defense counsel, the prosecutor working on the case explained in detail the reasons for ordering custody. After the hearing, the Court informed the parties present that they would be subsequently notified of the decision on the motion.
As a party to the proceedings, the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina cannot be held responsible for the fact that the Court of BiH, after the hearing, did not issue an order to the Judicial Police to detain the accused pending a decision on the motion, which the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH received on the same day.
In this regard and for all further information, you can contact the Court of BiH.
Dear Media Representatives, when transmitting news please bear in mind that persons referred to in the news and information of the BiH Prosecutor's Office, have the status of a suspect or an accused person. Let us remind you of the principle of presumption of innocence, which defines that no person shall be considered guilty until his/her guilt has been established by a final verdict.