Bosnian Serb leader says prosecutor must come to him

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Posted: Sep 27, 2016 10:28 AM

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik says he agrees to be questioned by the state prosecutor about a referendum held despite a ban by the constitutional court.

However, Dodik says he will only agree to the meeting if it takes place in the Serb part of the country.

The prosecutor has summoned Dodik over Sunday's referendum in which Bosnian Serbs voted overwhelmingly to keep Jan. 9 as a holiday in the Republika Srpska region.

The constitutional court had previously said the holiday discriminates against non-Serbs and had banned the referendum.

The holiday commemorates the day in 1992 when Bosnian Serbs declared the creation of their own state, igniting the 1992-95 war.

Speaking Tuesday in Republika Srpska, Dodik labelled the Sarajevo-based State Court and Prosecution office a "farce."