The Bosnian authorities will take legal action after the Bosnian Serb public broadcaster’s website and other media outlets revealed the name of a protected witness in a Srebrenica genocide trial.
Bosnia’s state court and prosecution said they will take launch criminal proceedings against media outlets that revealed the identity of a protected witness who testified at a Srebrenica genocide trial.
The website of Radio Television Republika Srpska, RTRS, the public broadcaster in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity, and several other websites published articles that mentioned the witness’s name, which is a criminal offence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“We have initiated, jointly with the prosecution, a procedure to further protect the witness and launch criminal proceedings against those who disclosed the protected witness’ identity,” said state court judge Minka Kreho. […]