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Prosecution Requests Extension of Prohibitive Measures for Djordjic

25. February 2015.00:00
The Bosnian state prosecution has requested an extension of prohibitive measures for Radivoje Djordjic, while the defense has asked that the court loosen the prohibitive measures already in place.

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Radivoje Djordjic and nine others have been charged with murdering 67 civilians in the village of Lokanj, Zvornik in the summer of 1992.

Radivoje Djordjic did not attend this hearing due to his poor health. His defense attorney, Dejan Bogdanovic, informed the court on his client’s health needs.

Bogdanovic said that medical findings from a hospital in Bijeljina confirmed that the defendant wasn’t capable of traveling and was advised to rest.

The prosecution asked that the court extend a ban prohibiting Djordjic from leaving his place of residence, traveling, as well as meeting witnesses, defendants, and suspects related to the case.

The prosecution also proposed that the court determine a minimum distance for Djordjic to maintain when in the vicinity of these persons.

The defense said that setting a minimum distance between his client and the other persons related to the case was a new proposal, and that the prosecution did not offer evidence to warrant it.

The prosecution said that a minimum distance was necessary, as a number of witnesses lived in the same town.

Bogdanovic requested that the court lift the travel ban on his client, in order to allow him to visit the hospital in Bijeljina. He said it was his client’s right to protect his health.

“He cannot go anywhere, because he is bedridden,” Bogdanovic said.

He said that his client did not object to undergoing police checks three times a week.

The court will render a decision regarding this proposal at a later stage.

Lamija Grebo

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