The Higher Court in Belgrade brought on Oct. 14 a decision which confirms the house arrest of whistleblower Aleksandar Obradovic, an IT expert at the Valjevo-based Krusik factory.
He is suspected of leaking information to the press on weapons exports linked to the father of Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic.
The Belgrade Court of Appeals earlier struck down a Higher Court ruling ordering that Obradovic be detained.
His attorney Ljubisav Radosavljevic told BIRN that he was suspected of giving away company business secrets and that the reasons for his custody were absurd.
Journalistic Societies called for Obradovic's release back on Oct. 13 and a support rally was held in front of the Central Prison in Belgrade. The NIN weekly first reported his arrest several days ago.