The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina handed down, on 20 April 2019, a decision in the case of Ibro Ćufurović ordering the suspect Ibro Ćufurović in custody, which can last no longer that 30 days after the arrest day, that is, until 20 May 2019, or a court’s new decision. The custody was ordered on the grounds set forth in Article 132(1)a) of the Criminal Procedure Code of BiH, that is, due to a risk of flight.
At the same hearing, the Court rendered a decision repealing the Decision of the Court of BiH, of 15 December 2015, ordering in custody the suspect Ibro Ćufurović, and also issued an order to withdraw the Arrest Warrant of the Court of BiH, of 15 December 2015, on whose ground an international arrest warrant was also issued against the suspect Ibro Ćufurović.
Suspect I.Ć. (1995) is suspected of having committed the following criminal offenses: Organizing a Terrorist Group (article 202d) Unlawful Establishing and Joining Foreign Paramilitary or Para police Formations (article 162b) and Terrorism (article 201) of the CC BiH.
In accordance with the international obligations assumed by the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular UN Security Council Resolution no. 2396 and other related resolutions and the Additional Protocol of the Council of Europe to the Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (ETS 196), which Bosnia and Herzegovina has undertaken to comply with and implement based on membership in the United Nations and the Council of Europe, as well as in accordance with the membership in the Anti-Terrorism Coalition, the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH has, in cooperation with the BiH Border Police, the State Investigation and Protection Agency, the Ministry of Security of BiH, the Intelligence and Security Agency of BiH and Sarajevo Canto MoI, as well as in coordination and cooperation with the Government of the United States of America and the Embassy of the United States of America in Sarajevo, undertaken activities that resulted in the transfer of a BiH citizen from the Syrian battlefield against whom the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH is conducting an investigation for the criminal offenses of Organizing a Terrorist Group under article 202d (2) in conjunction with the criminal offense of Unlawful Establishing and Joining Foreign Paramilitary or Parapolice Formations under article 162 b (2) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in conjunction with the criminal offense of Terrorism under article 201 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
An international arrest warrant was issued for this person pursuant to the Order of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as a Decision ordering Custody. The Judical Police officers of the Court of BiH have taken the individual to the Detention Unit of the Court of BiH. Criminal proceedings will continue in accordance with the law.