EU's commissioner urges Bosnia's institutions to solve Dragicevic, Memic cases

EU's commissioner urges Bosnia's institutions to solve Dragicevic, Memic cases

EU's commissioner urges Bosnia's institutions to solve Dragicevic, Memic cases Izvor: N1

Long delays in the judicial follow-up in the cases of David Dragicevic and Dzenan Memic are unacceptable, and the European Union (EU) expects them to be fully investigated and processed, EU's outgoing Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Tuesday.

“One and a half year ago David Dragicevic went missing and was found dead one week later. Dzenan Memic died over three and a half years ago,” Hahn tweeted.

“The long delays in the judicial follow-up of these and similar cases are unacceptable! EU expects such cases to be duly investigated and processed,” he added.

21-year-old David Dragicevic went missing in March 2018 and his lifeless body was found a few days later in a local river in his home-town, the northern city of Banja Luka. 

Police initially said the death was a result of drowning but his family claimed Dragicevic was brutally murdered and that authorities in the Serb-majority part of the country were covering it up to protect the perpetrators.

Following the numerous protests and pressure by family and their supporters gathered in the 'Justice for David' group, the judicial institutions assessed the young man's death was a murder. 

The family of Dzenan Memic, also a 21-year-old who died under still unresolved circumstances in 2016, believes he was murdered and that competent judicial institutions in Sarajevo are covering it up.

The foreign institutions in Bosnia have reiterated on several occasions their full support to both families in seeking justice and have urged the institutions to solve the cases.

To date, the perpetrators in both cases have not been found.

POVEZANE VIJESTI

Comments (0)

Comment sent successfully.

Comment sending failed.

Invalid CAPTCHA

* All fields are required

MOST POPULAR

NAJČITANIJE

READ MORE

NEWS

NEWS

Government signs EU-funded €36m grant for mine clearance in forests 14:41 h

14:41 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Belgrade and Split selected to host Olympic basketball qualifying tournaments 14:11 h

14:11 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Croatia's inflation rate slows down to 0.6 pct in October 2019 13:41 h

13:41 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Croatia's oil firm Ina eyes acquiring Bosnia's Krajinapetrol gas station network 12:55 h

12:55 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Serbian central bank denies Croatian media claims 12:18 h

12:18 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Croatia's parliament passed 2020 budget 11:47 h

11:47 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

France not questioning European prospects of W. Balkans, says senior official 14.11.2019.

14.11.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

HNB: GDP growth picks up in third quarter 14.11.2019.

14.11.2019.  |  NEWS

PROČITAJTE JOŠ

NEWS

NEWS

Government signs EU-funded €36m grant for mine clearance in forests 14:41 h

14:41 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Belgrade and Split selected to host Olympic basketball qualifying tournaments 14:11 h

14:11 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Croatia's inflation rate slows down to 0.6 pct in October 2019 13:41 h

13:41 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Croatia's oil firm Ina eyes acquiring Bosnia's Krajinapetrol gas station network 12:55 h

12:55 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Serbian central bank denies Croatian media claims 12:18 h

12:18 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Croatia's parliament passed 2020 budget 11:47 h

11:47 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

France not questioning European prospects of W. Balkans, says senior official 14.11.2019.

14.11.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

HNB: GDP growth picks up in third quarter 14.11.2019.

14.11.2019.  |  NEWS

loader