The indictee for genocide in Srebrenica, Milomir Savcic, is currently on the run, according to assumptions, most likely in Serbia, and the Court of BiH today issued an opinion, ie an explanation as to why they did not detain Savcic after the hearing.
On 9 August 2021, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued a decision revoking the prohibitory measures against the accused Milomir Savcic, and adopting the motion of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina to order custody.
In the earlier course of the proceedings, upon the motion of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, on 7 February 2020, ie the amended decision of the Court, in addition to the violated measure of prohibition, the following measure was imposed on the accused Savcic: on the territory of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with temporary confiscation of all travel documents, ie passports of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as travel documents of the Republic of Serbia and ID cards and the issuance of new passports and the use of ID cards to cross the state border.
All the mentioned measures were still in force during the hearing for determining the measure of detention on the proposal of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH on August 9, 2021.
It should be reminded that the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH submitted a motion to the Court for detention due to fear that it would destroy, hide, alter or falsify evidence or traces important for criminal proceedings and due to special circumstances indicating that it would interfere with criminal proceedings by influencing witnesses, accomplices or concealers.
“The Court underlines once again that the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH did, neither propose detention due to circumstances indicating a danger of absconding, nor was evidence submitted to the Court indicating such a danger, so the Court did not detain the Accused until the court decision. Also, they remind the public of its role determined by the BiH Criminal Procedure Code, which stipulates that the exclusive prosecution body is the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, so the Court, in deciding on detention, is bound by the proposal, explanation and evidence submitted by the Prosecutor’s Office, “the statement said.