Court of BiH sound Amir Haskic Quilty and sentenced him to One Year, Six Months Imprisonment

December 14, 2018 10:30 AM

On 7 December 2018, the Appellate Division Panel of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina sent out the appeals judgment in the Amir Haskić case, which granted the appeal filed by the BiH Prosecutor’s Office, and modified the trial judgment of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina of 9 July 2018 so that the accused Amir Haskić is now found guilty of the criminal offense of Illegal Establishment and Joining Foreign Paramilitary or Parapolice Formations under Article 162b(3) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC BiH). In that regard, the Appellate Panel sentenced him to 1 (one) years and 6 (six) months of imprisonment.

Pursuant to Article 56 of the CC BiH, the time spent in pre-trial custody, from 26 December 2017 to 23 February 2018, shall be credited towards the sentence of imprisonment. The rest of the trial judgment remains unchanged.

At the same time, prohibitive measures are imposed on the accused Amir Haskić, specifically the ban on traveling outside of Bosnia and Herzegovina; for the purpose of executing this measure, the Court has ordered the seizure of all travel documents, that is, passports, issued to the name of the accused Amir Haskić, including the prohibition of issuing new passports to his name, as well as the use of ID to cross the state border. The measures shall be carried out by the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will also make sure that the ban is entered into the database of the Main Data Processing Center. The accused shall immediately, without any delay, surrender to the Court all travel documents in his possession, while the relevant ID authority is ordered to proceed in accordance with Article 18 of the Law on ID of BiH Citizens and the Rulebook on Entering BiH Citizens State Border Crossing Ban Using ID.

The accused shall periodically report to a designated state authority – police station, twice a month, whose authorized officials shall make sure that the imposed measures are complied with, and who shall immediately inform the Court in writing about any non-compliance.

The trial judgment of 9 July 2018 found the accused Amir Haskić guilty of attempting, but voluntarily withdrawing from the commission of the criminal offense of Illegal Establishment and Joining Foreign Paramilitary or Parapolice Formations under Article 162b(3) of the CC BiH, as read with Articles 26 and 28 of the CC BiH. Pursuant to Article 51(1) of the CC BiH, the Court had rendered an acquittal.

The accused may appeal the appeals judgment with the Third-Instance Panel of the Court of BiH concerning the sentencing decision.

 

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