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Bosnia to Prosecute Media for Revealing Srebrenica Witness’s Identity

The Bosnian authorities will take legal action after the Bosnian Serb public broadcaster’s website and other media outlets revealed the name of a protected witness in a Srebrenica genocide trial.

Bosnia’s state court and prosecution said they will take launch criminal proceedings against media outlets that revealed the identity of a protected witness who testified at a Srebrenica genocide trial.

The website of Radio Television Republika Srpska, RTRS, the public broadcaster in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity, and several other websites published articles that mentioned the witness’s name, which is a criminal offence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“We have initiated, jointly with the prosecution, a procedure to further protect the witness and launch criminal proceedings against those who disclosed the protected witness’ identity,” said state court judge Minka Kreho. […]

by Lamija Grebo

Source: https://balkaninsight.com/2020/09/22/bosnia-to-prosecute-media-for-revealing-srebrenica-witnesss-identity/


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