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Bosnian Entity to Revoke Decree Outlawing Fake News

The Ministry of Interior in Republika Srpska, Bosnia’s Serb-majority entity, on Thursday said that it will revoke the Decree on Spreading of Panic and False News in a State of Emergency as well as the Decision on Prohibiting Spreading of Panic and Disorder. It said they were not needed as people were obeying restrictions already.

“The reason for revoking this decision is that citizens were respecting all the measures and instructions issued by the relevant authorities and were informed of the epidemiological situation through official channels,” the ministry said.

In addition, it said it will not process any offences issued based on the Decree or Decision.

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