Friday, March 21, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (March 21,2008) - The building of the Bosnian State Court was evacuated yesterday afternoon due to a false bomb threat, the Court officials confirmed. All trials and other processes before the court were interrupted and all the people in the building were immediately called to leave, according to the Bosnian State Court's spokeswoman, Emanuela Hodzic.

Around 1500 CET (1400 GMT) all people present in the Court of Bosnia of Herzegovina, the State Prosecution and the High Judicial and Prosecutors Council premises were asked, via the public address system, to urgently leave the building.

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) deployed its troops to the building along with the forces of the Interior Ministry of the FBIH entity, SIPA spokeswoman Selma Delalic said.

"Our teams are currently conducting activities to identify the author of the threat," Delalic said.

The Bosnian State Court, placed in Novi Grad municipality in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, hosts the top trials, including those for war crimes, corruption and organized crime.

A number of foreign prosecutors and judges have also been employed at the Court.

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