Dodik pays visit to Plavšić

Biljana Plavšić is well and is delighted with the Hague’s decision to release her on October 27, says Republic of Srpska PM Milorad Dodik after visiting her.

Stating that they had discussed a number of issues, Dodik said yesterday that Plavšić needed rest and rehabilitation after all the years that she had spent in prison, Sarajevo media report.

“We’re content and encouraged by the fact that Plavšić will finally be released from prison next month, in keeping with the Tribunal’s rules, and, as a free citizen, will be able to integrate into the social life of our nation,” said the RS prime minister.

Dodik was accompanied on his visit to Sweden by the RS Industry, Energy and Mining Minister Slobodan Puhalac.

The Hague Tribunal announced on Tuesday that the former RS president had met all the conditions for early release on October 27, having served two-thirds of her 11-year sentence.

Hague Tribunal President Patrick Robinson informed the Swedish authorities that he was sure that Plavšić should be freed in line with Swedish law.

Plavšić spent 245 days in the UN’s custody unit at Scheveningen, before being transferred to Sweden to serve her sentence on June 26, 2003.

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