Bosnian Serb Police Detain Man Leading Protests Over Son's Death

Police in the ethnic-Serb entity of Bosnia-Herzegovina have detained a man whose search for the truth about the death of his son has sparked several months of protests after he failed to respond to a summons for questioning.

Police detained Davor Dragicevic on December 25 in Banja Luka, the capital of Republika Srpska. Several other people, including Dragicevic's ex-wife were also detained.

A lawyer for the Dragicevic family said Davor Dragicevic was hurt during his detention, but police have denied that allegation.

Videos posted on social media show police officers scuffling with civilians on the central square of Banja Luka.

The European Union delegation to Bosnia issued a statement saying they were following the developments.

"Today's turn of events in Banja Luka sends a negative and alarming signal about the state of the rule of law," the EU delegation's statement said.