Bosnia: Muslims demand abolition of Republika Srpska

Bosnian Muslims on Friday welcomed the indictment of Radovan Karadzic before the Hague-based United Nations war crimes tribunal and stepped up demands for the abolition of his project, the separate Serb entity, Republika Srpska (RS).

The territory was created in the Dayton Peace Accord that ended the war in 1995 inside what is now Bosnia-Herzegovina.

A move to abolish it has been revived by the Muslim member of the entity's three-man presidency, Haris Silajdzic.   

But RS' Prime Minister Milorad Dodik rejected the proposal saying it was an attempt by Muslims to punish the RS and its first president Karadzic.

"It's definitely clear that the RS is not part of such a scenario, because she has her legitimacy," Dodik said.

"The problem is that some people in Sarajevo (should) wake up, look left and right and realise that the RS is there. It will remain there permanently."


Source: AKI (English)

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