Bosnian Serbs will hold referendum despite court's ban

September 19, 2016 1:39 PM

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Defying the country's constitutional court's ban, Bosnian Serbs say they will hold a referendum on a disputed national holiday in their autonomous region.

The Sept. 25 referendum will ask residents of Bosnia's Republika Srpska region whether they agree the 'statehood' day of the Serb mini-state should remain Jan. 9. The Court ruled the date discriminates against Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats since it falls on a Serb Orthodox Christian holiday.

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