BiH Court partially upholds appeal of Prosecutor’s Office over ventilators case

BiH Court partially upholds appeal of Prosecutor’s Office over ventilators case

SARAJEVO, June 5 (FENA) – The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina partially upheld the appeal of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH against the earlier decision of that court, in a case related to the purchase of ventilators, which did not accept one-month custody for Prime Minister Fadil Novalić, suspended director of the FBiH Civil Protection Administration (FUCZ) Fahrudin Solak and owner of the company “Silver Raspberry” Fikret Hodžić.

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina previously ordered measures to ban them from meeting with witnesses, as well as communication between the suspects.

The new ruling of the Court of BiH prohibits the suspects from communicating with each other, as well as contacting witnesses, including approaching 50 meters, and talking to anyone about the case.

Novalić, in order to perform his function regularly, can exceptionally communicate with witnesses and other persons at a distance of less than 50 meters, but he is still not allowed to discuss this case. He is obliged to inform the prosecutor about any such contact.

The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH issued a statement today in which it pointed out that the information of some media that the Court accepted the appeal of the Prosecutor’s Office is incorrect, because the Prosecutor’s Office requested custody.

For the sake of transparency of the procedure and timely reporting to the public, we inform the public that the Prosecutor’s Office sent a letter to the President of the Court of BiH informing him that the Prosecutor’s Office has no statutory competence to supervise imposed measures of court and police authorities, the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH announced.