The hearing of the lawyer Cedo Kokanovic, one of the organizers of the lawyers’ and people’s protests due to the controversial draft of the Law on Civil Procedure, started today at 11 am in the Belgrade Police Administration, lawyer Ivan Ninic confirmed to the beta agency.
Kokanovic said he saw the police interrogation as a continuation of political pressure on the independent bar and the result of a “corrupt” alliance between the leadership of the Serbian Bar Association (AKS) and the Ministry of Justice.
“The dismissed president of AKS, Viktor Gostiljac, asked the Minister of Justice, Maja Popović, to initiate criminal proceedings against me, because by exposing the machinations in the bar association, I endanger his position. I have already been warned that I will be questioned “, stated Kokanović.
Protests by lawyers and citizens called “Not a step back” have been organized for the last two weeks due to the announcement of changes to the Law on Civil Procedure.