Bono In Trouble Over Bosnian Passport
Campaigning rocker BONO is set to lose one of his most prized possessions - the Bosnian government is considering stripping him of a passport he was awarded by a previous administration.
Late president Alija Izetbegovic honoured the singer with the document when U2 performed in the capital Sarajevo in 1997, in recognition of the campaign work he did in the country when it was ravaged by war during the 1990s.
The singer recently spoke of the honour and described it as one of his most treasured possessions, when the band performed in neighbouring Croatia - prompting the Bosnian government to review the decision to give a passport to a non-citizen.
Civil Affairs Minister Sredoje Novic tells CMU Music, "If we establish that a passport was given outside a regular legal procedure, we will have no other option but to take it away. We cut no slack to anybody, not even for Bono."