SARAJEVO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) acquitted the country's former security minister Fahrudin Radoncic on Wednesday from charges of obstructing the work of the judiciary.
BiH Prosecutor's Office had filed an indictment against Radoncic, chairman of the Alliance for a Better Future (SBB) party, in 2016 for suspicion of "interfering with the work of judiciary, association for the purpose of committing criminal offenses and giving rewards or other forms of benefits for trade with influence."
His close party associates Bakir Dautbasic and Bilsena Sahman were indicted on similar charges.
When pronouncing the verdict, presiding judge Hasija Masovic said the court could not find evidence that there had been a conspiracy to obstruct the work of the judiciary or that influence was traded for reward.
Radoncic has repeatedly said he was the victim of a "purely political trial". The verdict can be appealed.
For the past 2.5 years, Radoncic's case has been seen as one of the most high profile crime cases involving top officials in BiH since the Balkan country gained independence in the 1990s.