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Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina acquitted Gavrilo Stevic of Joining Foreign Paramilitary Formations

 

On 10 March 2020, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina pronounced a judgment in the case of Gavrilo Stević, acquitting the accused Gavrilo Stević of the charges that he committed the criminal offense of Illegal Establishment and Joining Foreign Paramilitary or Parapolice Formations under Article 162.b(2) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC BiH).

The accused Gavrilo Stević is acquitted of the charges that on 8 July 2014, as a national of Bosnia and Herzegovina, acting in violation of Articles 2 and 3 of the Law on Service in the Armed Forces of BiH, he left the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and departed for Moscow from the International Airport of Nikola Tesla in Belgrade, after which he proceeded to the territory of Ukraine.

The accused is acquitted of the charges that while in the town of Rostov, territory of Lugansk, as a volunteer, together with other individuals from BiH and Serbia, he joined and became a member of the paramilitary formation Jovan Šević Detachment-Unit, which operated against the Ukrainian legitimate forces, and that he was issued with a uniform and firearms, carried out various military duties, and was an active member of the unit until mid-September 2014.

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