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A Hearing on the Extension of Darko Elez’s Detention to be held Today

Darko Elez will be heard in the Court of BiH today on the extension of custody for the acts due to which he was extradited from Serbia to BiH, said lawyer Senad Kreho.

“There will be a hearing on the extension of detention under this new act, according to which he was extradited from Serbia, for two alleged murders and extortion,” Kreho explained.

Kreho considers it absurd that, after Elez was given a maximum detention of three years in the “Puppet” case, he is now going to extend his detention on new, as he said, allegedly committed acts.

Elez was extradited from Serbia, where he lived after serving a prison sentence in Serbia.

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina accepted the request of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and Darko Elez, who is indicted in the “Puppet” case, ordered detention for three years, confirmed the Prosecutor of BiH Dubravko Campara.

“He was ordered into custody in the Puppet case, as we requested, and Elez and his lawyer have the right to appeal this decision of the Court of BiH,” Campara explained to SRNA.

At yesterday’s hearing, the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina requested that Darko Elez be remanded in custody for three years for the criminal offenses charged in the case called “Puppet”, after Elez was extradited from Serbia to BiH.

At the beginning of March, after Darko Elez was extradited from Serbia to BiH, it was decided that his detention could not be ordered due to the “Puppet” case, but his detention was ordered due to criminal acts documented by the Republika Srpska Ministry of Interior.

Elez is awaiting trial before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on charges of a number of crimes in East Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, including mafia murders, extortion, intimidation and other crimes, and was extradited from Serbia, where he lived after serving a prison sentence in Serbia.

Elez has been confirmed in the “Puppet” indictment, which charges him with organized crime in connection with several serious crimes, including aggravated murder, attempted murder, money laundering and other crimes committed in the period from 2005 to 2009.

Extradition on these charges was previously rejected by the courts, because the extradition agreement between Serbia and BiH was not in force at that time.

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