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The rights organisation Transparency International, TI, in Bosnia and Herzegovina has called on Zeljka Cvijanovic, President of the Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska, to withdraw a decree banning the spread of panic and disorder during a state of emergency, saying that the Bosnia's constitution does not allow the entities to suspend the right to freedom of expression and opinion.
Miodrag Stojanovic, one of the lawyers representing Ratko Mladic at his trial in The Hague, told BIRN that the former Bosnian Serb military commander had a colon operation on Monday and has now left hospital.
"He was discharged from the hospital yesterday [Wednesday] and returned to the [UN] detention unit [in the Netherlands]," said Stojanovic.
A measure of reciprocity in relation to Serbia is being introduced.
Reciprocity measures will not be applied in relations with Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The decision comes into force tonight at 24 hours and is valid until June 15 this year when the results of the implementation of this decision will be reviewed.