The District Prosecutor’s Office of Banja Luka sent the first summonses to witnesses for a hearing on the criminal charges that Ozren Perduv filed against nine police officers more than a year ago.
The hearing of witnesses is scheduled for February 18th at 9:00 AM.
Ozren Perduv, one of the most prominent activists of the group Justice for David, filed a criminal complaint against 9 police officers, for illegal deprivation of liberty, members of the group Justice for David on December 30th, 2018.
Although almost 13 months have passed since the filing of the report, he says that the Prosecution reacted only after a letter he recently sent to the competent prosecutor.
“On February the 2nd, I wrote to prosecutor Gordana Mijatović with the question of how far my criminal report against 9 police officers who illegally arrested me and 7 other people got, on December the 30th, 2018. years? I filed that criminal complaint more than a year ago, “Perduv said.
He emphasizes that in a letter he sent to the prosecutor, he warned that he would file a complaint against her to the disciplinary prosecutor, inform all the media about her (non) work and make protests in front of the Banja Luka District Public Prosecutor’s Office.
“Two days later, Gordana Mijatovic sent a summons to witnesses Dino Maksimović and Sofija Grmusa, who were also illegally deprived of their liberty that night. She seems to have started working on this case. “Without constant pressure, there is no progress,” Perduv said.
Sofija Grmusa, one of the most active members of the Justice for David group, who was also imprisoned that night, commented that it took too long for the District Prosecutor’s Office to take actions regarding this case.
“This is one of the most important human rights, the right to freedom and security, where the prosecution should have acted immediately upon receipt of the criminal report,” said Grmusa.
She emphasizes that they are not surprised that the prosecution took so long to initiate anything, because, as she states, the investigation into the murder of David Dragicevic has been waiting for three years to move from the deadlock. The most important human right is the right to life.
“Throughout the the Dragicevic case, we understood what kind of judicial institution it is, and that this institution serves the citizens the least, and that human rights are less important to them,” said Grmusa.
She believes that the Banja Luka District Public Prosecutor’s Office is most responsible for the continued repression by the police against members of the Justice for David group, and that if they had acted before, there would have been no unlawful deprivation of liberty. She points out that they were persecuted and repressed every day before and after filing criminal charges for illegal arrests.
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