Public Debate: OPEN ABOUT THE POLICE!

Citizens’ Association “The Path of Justice” Banja Luka, founded by human rights activists “Justice for David” in cooperation with the association “Justice for David and all children of Bosnia and Herzegovina” Vienna, Austria with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) – For Social democracy, organizes a series of Zoom public debates on the topic: OPEN ABOUT THE POLICE, PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, JUDICIARY AND POLITICS! Leading representatives of the institutions of the system covered by the topic of debate are invited to each Zoom session. In addition to them, the invitation was sent to all those interested in public and political life.

The primary goal of this event is to insist on the criminal responsibility of all those who, by doing, but also by not doing, led to the obstruction of the investigation in the case of the murder of David Dragicevic. The secondary goal of this event is a retrospective of the work of the Police, the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judiciary, and the role of Politika in the general view and the ways in which citizens reacted to the activities of system institutions in the specific case of David Dragicevic’s murder.

The Ministry of the Interior, as the primary bearer of police activities, has recently been in the public spotlight due to inadequate work, organized crime and corruption that is present in the work of this institution on a daily basis. If we analyze the work of the police from the angle of the organized murder of David Dragicevic, it is clear how much this institution reacted inadequately from the very beginning. During the search for the missing David, the police did not take all legal steps and did not organize an adequate search for the missing young man. After finding the body of the murdered David, the police continued their activities in the direction of violating fundamental rights, while as an institution they were in charge of protecting those same rights. By this, we primarily mean the organization of a criminal press conference and the numerous lies told by which this institution tried to hide objective facts and protect its own crime. From the angle of the appearance of the first, civil, non-political, long-lasting protests “Justice for David”, we can clearly see how much the police directed their activities against the citizens, in the direction of violating basic human rights. The biggest witnesses are the events from December 25th to 31st 2018, when we had police violence against the citizens of Banja Luka.

The topic of the first Zoom session is the Public Debate: OPEN ABOUT THE POLICE!

We hereby invite you to be one of the participants in the debate, and to confirm your participation via email address putpravde@gmail.com no later than March the 18th 2021.

During this Zoom session, we will have the opportunity to listen to a short presentation on the work of the police in Banja Luka, their activities and treatment of citizens from the angle of the brutal murder of a young Banja Luka student in the city center. We ask an open question, what are the mechanisms for protecting citizens from inadequate police work? What are the mechanisms of civil society action against inadequate police work is one of the topics of public debate that will follow after a short presentation.

The moderator of the session is the president of the citizens’ association “The Path of Justice” Banja Luka: Sofija Grmusa. The date of the event is March the 20th 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The link will be active a few moments before the start of the session:

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Meeting ID: 890 5639 5250 Passcode: 525536

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