Wednesday, July 9, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (July 9,2008) - „It is high time to stop the propaganda campaign against Transparency International in Bosnia and allow independent judicial institutions to investigate any allegations in accordance with principles of due process and impartiality”, the International Community's Principal Deputy High Representative in Bosnia Raffi Gregorian said today after meeting with the acting Chief Prosecutor of the Bosnian Prosecutor’s Office, Milorad Barasin.

During the meeting, Gregorian handed over to the acting Chief Prosecutor a letter received on 6 February, describing a detailed plan for discrediting Transparency International in Bosnia. At the time, this information seemed ludicrous. However, last week’s events have shown that the described plan is in fact being carried outby some political representatives of the Serbians living in Bosnia.

As the letter was received anonymously, it could not be acted upon until the author revealed himself. Now that a Serbian living in Bosnia Dragomir Babic has come out as its author, Gregorian has decided to hand the letter over to the Bosnian State Prosecutor as possible evidence.

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