SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bosnian police have arrested a man who had climbed on the roof of the Slovenian embassy, threatening to kill himself unless Slovenia reimbursed savings which Bosnians had deposited in one of its banks.
Police and firefighters overwhelmed the man on Monday after several hours of negotiations.
When the former Yugoslavia broke up in 1991, its republics declared independence and Slovenia liquidated its Ljubljanska Bank and did not return savings to clients who were not Slovenians. Some 130.000 Bosnians have demanded reimbursement totaling more than 100 million euros ($112 million).
In 2014, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the savings and interest must be returned but Slovenia has not yet complied.