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Custody Measure proposed for two Persons in Relation to International Enticement into Prostitution

Having questioned the suspects, the Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina in charge of the case put forward a motion with the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina seeking a measure of custody to be ordered in relation to two (2) suspects.  

Custody was proposed in relation to Asmih Zhdanova aka “Asja”, born in 1961 in Yerevan, Armenia, a citizen of Ukraine, and Nataliia Nachinkin, born in 1989 in Kyaci /phon./, a citizen of Ukraine.

The measure of custody was proposed in relation to these suspects for reasons prescribed by Article 132, paragraph 1, item a) of the Criminal Procedure Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is, due to the risk of the suspects’ flight.

The suspects are under investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and they are suspected of having committed the criminal offense of International Enticing Persons into Prostitution, referred to in Article 187 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The aforementioned persons were deprived of liberty in yesterday’s operation, which was carried out in the area of ​​Mostar, pursuant to an order of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Based on the results of the investigation, these suspects are charged with contacting young girls from the territory of Ukraine, who were in a difficult financial situation and social position, and they enticed, persuaded and incited them to provide sexual services for money, and they also organized the provision of those services in a hotel in the area of ​​Mostar.

According to the collected data, the suspects established contacts via the websites by responding to advertisements, and they were arranging dates, times and places for providing sexual services.

The results of the investigation indicate that the commission of these criminal offenses took place over a period of at least six (6) months, during which time the aforementioned suspects acquired large amounts of unlawful material gain.

The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina continues its work on the case.

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