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Bosnian court orders detention for one of its judges

March 3, 2015

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s State Court says it has ordered one of its judges to be detained for one month because of suspicion she received a bribe from two convicts previously sentenced for involvement in organized crime.

Appeals Chamber Judge Azra Miletic was detained last week along with the two convicts — former police commissioner Ramo Brkic, who was initially sentenced to 11 years, and his alleged partner in drug dealing and corruption, Senad Sabic, who received 10 years. The Appeals Chamber, presided by Miletic, later partially revoked the verdict and ordered a retrial.

The court said Tuesday it opted for detention out of fear the three could try to destroy, conceal, alter or falsify evidence or clues important to the criminal proceedings or try to influence witnesses.

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