The current director of the Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired, who is already answering in court for a forged diploma, is being re-investigated by the KS Prosecutor’s Office, due to fictitious contracts and other illegalities. Pleh for Focus says: We do good, not crimes.
The Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of seven cultural institutions of national importance whose status has not been resolved to date, is currently in an even worse situation, not due to state negligence.
According to research conducted by Fokus.ba, this is exactly the situation that has been taken advantage of by the current director of the Library Sakib Pleh, a man who has been the head of this institution for more than 17 years with a false diploma, and who is currently responsible in the Sarajevo Municipal Court for that, ie for the criminal offense of “forgery of a document”. Namely, due to his (mis)deeds in the past years, about which there is extensive documentation, the employees of the Library have been fearing for their existence for years because every year, like these past years, they do not have a salary for several months.
It was founded back in 1972, and it has managed to maintain its continuity to this day. In 1995, before the Dayton Agreement, the Parliamentary Assembly of RBiH adopted the Law on the Library of RBiH, which is still in force today. But, along with six other institutions of national importance (the National Museum, the National Library, the National Gallery, the Cinematheque, the Historical Museum, and the Museum of Literature and Performing Arts), it remained, in terms of management and funding, neither in heaven nor on earth.
Before we substantiate the new findings on the irregularities alleged against Pleh with evidence, we will remind you of the information that the Fokus.ba portal was the first to publish in February last year about how the Anti-Corruption Office filed a criminal complaint with the KS Prosecutor’s Office after it was established that he had worked with a degree from the Faculty of Law in Titograd (Podgorica, Montenegro) dated 8 February 1986, which subsequent checks found to be unreliable. This resulted in the indictment of the KS Prosecutor’s Office, which was confirmed by the Court and the trial against Pleh is ongoing.
Pleh, therefore, not only did not graduate from the Faculty of Law of the University of Montenegro (legal successor of the University of Titograd), but is not in the records of graduate students nor has he ever been a student at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montenegro.