Bosnian Federation president released from custodySource: Beta
SARAJEVO -- Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (FBiH) President Živko Budimir was released from custody late on Friday.
Budimir was arrested on April 26 on suspicion of abuse of office and accepting bribes in exchange for granting pardons.
He filed an appeal to the Constitutional Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina to the decision to remand him in custody, claiming that his right to freedom had been violated.
The Constitutional Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday overturned the decision and returned it to the Bosnia-Herzegovina Court, instructing it to make a decision in accordance with regulations of the European Court for Human Rights and the Constitutional Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Another eight persons suspected of being involved in the same corruption case were arrested in April.