A Serbian local NGO has filed criminal charges against President Aleksandar Vucic and Finance Minister Sinisa Mali for failing to obey medical regulations during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Toplica Center for Democracy and Human Rights filed the charges against the President and Finance Minister because they did not self-isolate themselves after a trip to Hungary during the state of emergency imposed to fight the pandemic. A press release recalled that they traveled to Hungary on March 22 to meet with Prime Minister Viktor Orban and other officials.
The NGO said that Vucic and Mali should be detained because they might commit the same violations of the health regulations. Under the state of emergency, which was imposed on March 15, anyone entering the country has to be in isolation for a period of 28 days or face fines and prison sentences. Serbian courts have sentenced several people to between two and three years in jail for violating self-isolation orders after returning home from abroad.