Investigations in Montenegro over an alleged coup attempt

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Series Details | Sources from February to May 2017
Publication Date 16/02/2017
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Two opposition MPs in Montenegro's parliament were lifted their immunity on charges of having participated in the plotting of a coup d'état. The country's chieft prosecutor later issued binding instruction to his special prosecutor not to arrest those lawmakers.

This was the last episode of a series of events ocurring since the parliamentary election in October 2016, when authorities arrested 20 Serb citizens at the border, accused of planning armed attacks against state institutions.

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The Guardian, 06.11.16: Montenegrin prosecutor says Russian nationalists behind alleged coup plot
EurActiv, 20.02.17: EU calls for rapid investigation into Montenegro ‘coup’
Politico, 20.02.17: Prosecutor: Russia behind attempted Montenegro coup
Politico, 23.05.17: Indictment tells murky Montenegrin coup tale
EurActiv, 16.02.17: Chief prosecutor overrules jailing of Montenegro opposition leaders

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