Bosnia's RS Prosecution files assault charges against entity Interior Minister

NEWS 02.04.2021 13:20
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The Banja Luka District Public Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment against the Interior Minister of Bosnia's Republika Srpska (RS) region, Dragan Lukac, for assaulting Drasko Stanivukovic, an Opposition MP in 2019, the Public Prosecutor's Office told N1 on Friday.

“The Banja Luka District Public Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment for the criminal offence of Endangering the Security under Article 150, Paragraph 1 of the RS Criminal Code in conjunction with the criminal offence of Physical Injury under Article 131, Paragraph 1. of the RS CC. The indictment was forwarded to the Basic Court of Banja Luka for confirmation,” the Banja Luka District Public Prosecutor's Office told N1.

Lukac hit Stanivukovic at the session of the RS National Assembly (NA) on December 23, 2019, during the discussion of Bosnia’s Reform Programme and the country’s further cooperation with NATO.

Stanivukovic then brought NATO flags to the RSNA, which he distributed to members of the parliamentary majority, led by the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), stating that the party's leader Milorad Dodik, a member of the BiH Presidency, agreed to the NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP).

Lukac then told Stanivukovic that he had no right to talk about NATO and that he was “too small during the NATO bombardment.”

When Stanivukovic approached him, Lukac first threw papers at him and made physical contact with him.

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