Parcel bomb found in Bosnia court mail

Bosnia's state court was established in 2005 mainly to try war crimes from the 1992-95 war and organised crimes cases.

Parcel bomb found in Bosnia court mail

A parcel bomb was sent to the Bosnian state court president on Tuesday in what a court official said was another move reflecting the ongoing pressure on the Balkan country's judiciary.

Bosnia's state court was established in 2005 mainly to try war crimes from the 1992-95 war and organised crimes cases.

The court's security officials found a hand grenade in a package while scanning the daily mail and the police instantly removed it.

"The package, sent from Zepce (a town in central Bosnia), was addressed to court President Medzida Kreso," said court spokeswoman Manuela Hodzic. "Investigators are familiar with the identity of the sender but we cannot reveal it for now."

The authorities in the Serb Republic, an autonomous region that makes up post-war Bosnia along with the Muslim-Croat federation, threatened in June to hold a referendum to revoke the authority of the court rulings in its territory.

The threat on the referendum was revoked under pressure from the European Union, which promised to assist with reform of the judiciary in Bosnia.

Reuters

Last Mod: 02 Ağustos 2011, 15:56
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