COURT OF B&H

"Ventilators" affair: Hasan Ganibegović confirmed that Novalić told him to help Hodžić with the import of ventilators

As it was evident that Ganibegović was changing his statement today, Prosecutor Pašić declared him an "enemy witness"

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Novalić's arrival at today's hearing

Foto: Avaz


The trial of Novalić and others in the "Ventilators" affair continued today with the interrogation of Hasan Ganibegović, former director of the Office of the Prime Minister of FB&H Fadil Novalić.

Explaining his role in the Prime Minister's Office, Ganibegović said that there were problems with Novalić's advisers, who, although subordinate to him, mostly knew how to bypass him and communicate directly with the Prime Minister.

He was not directly involved in the procurement of 100 ventilators, which were paid 10.5 million KM. However, when the import of medical equipment and means was discussed earlier, Ganibegović claims that he asked Novalić not to interfere in the business of procuring ventilators. According to him, it is a political decision, not an epidemiological one.

When asked by prosecutor Džermin Pašić, Ganibegović repeatedly answered "I don't remember".

Prosecutor Pašić quoted him as saying everything during the Prosecution hearing. Ganibegović said that he said everything he said in the Prosecution under pressure from the prosecution and the arrest.

As it was evident that Ganibegović was changing his statement today, Prosecutor Pašić declared him an "enemy witness".

However, Ganibegović confirmed that he found out about the purchase of 100 ventilators, which were procured by the company " Silver raspberry ", on April 13, 2020, when Prime Minister Novalić told him to write him a speech about the arrival of ventilators.

Ganibegović met Fikret Hodžić on April 22 of the same year, after Novalić told him to help Hodžić obtain import permits.

The continuation of Ganibegović's interrogation is scheduled for October 13.

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