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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hundreds denounce alleged murder cover-up02:22

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hundreds denounce alleged murder cover-up

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Banja Luka
December 30, 2018 at 22:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people protested in Banja Luka on Sunday, as part of an ongoing series of protests centred around the alleged cover-up of 21-year-old David Dragicevic's cause of death.

The protesters set up a vigil and chanted "murderers" and "resignations", while braving the rain in the largest city of Republika Srpska.

Speaking to journalists, Davor Dragicevic - David's father - said he will not back off until his demands were fulfilled.

"Every evil must come to an end. They have already killed me, they can not kill me again. Let them arrest me, let them do whatever they want with me, but I will not back off."

David Dragicevic was discovered dead in a small creek in the city in March, after having been reported missing a week earlier. David's family allege that he was abducted, tortured and murdered and have accused the authorities of being involved. The police claim that he drowned and that drugs and alcohol were found in his system.

David's father, who has been leading daily protests since his son's death, was arrested by police early on Tuesday after reportedly ignoring a summons to appear for questioning, but was released and back leading the protest on Wednesday.

The demonstrations have become a rallying point for many within Bosnia who are unhappy with the high levels of unemployment and corruption in the Balkan nation.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hundreds denounce alleged murder cover-up02:22
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Hundreds of people protested in Banja Luka on Sunday, as part of an ongoing series of protests centred around the alleged cover-up of 21-year-old David Dragicevic's cause of death.

The protesters set up a vigil and chanted "murderers" and "resignations", while braving the rain in the largest city of Republika Srpska.

Speaking to journalists, Davor Dragicevic - David's father - said he will not back off until his demands were fulfilled.

"Every evil must come to an end. They have already killed me, they can not kill me again. Let them arrest me, let them do whatever they want with me, but I will not back off."

David Dragicevic was discovered dead in a small creek in the city in March, after having been reported missing a week earlier. David's family allege that he was abducted, tortured and murdered and have accused the authorities of being involved. The police claim that he drowned and that drugs and alcohol were found in his system.

David's father, who has been leading daily protests since his son's death, was arrested by police early on Tuesday after reportedly ignoring a summons to appear for questioning, but was released and back leading the protest on Wednesday.

The demonstrations have become a rallying point for many within Bosnia who are unhappy with the high levels of unemployment and corruption in the Balkan nation.

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