Documentation about murder of 14 Serbs "extensive"
Source: Tanjug, TV Pink
BELGRADE -- Milovan Drecun says that despite "extensive documentation" on the murder of 14 Serb farmers in Kosovo years ago, "no one has yet been convicted for the crime."
The Serb victims were out harvesting their fields in the village of Staro Gracko, near Lipljan in Kosovo, on July 23, 1999, when they were gunned down. The youngest among them was a 17-year-old boy.
“There is extensive documentation from an investigation conducted by the UNMIK police, and there are persons suspected to have committed the crime,” Drecun, a ruling SNS party MP and chair of parliament's Committee on Kosovo and Metohija told the Belgrade-based TV Pink channel.
He pointed out that “nothing is being launched, and much is being concealed,” and no one had yet been found guilty of the cold-blooded liquidation of the villagers who had been harvesting a field when they were murdered.
Drecun criticized the judicial authorities of Serbia for not dealing with the crime and pointed out that they could have issued indictments despite the suspects not being available.
The committee chairman said that now, "following the first Brussels agreement and commitment to normalizing relations with Priština, Belgrade had a much more serious capacity and it should finally begin to prosecute those from the former ethnic Albanian terrorist organization KLA who had committed crimes against Serbs and other non-Albanians."
In October 2007, UNMIK police arrested an ethnic Albanian, Mazlum Bytyci from the village of Veliki Alas near Lipljan, on suspicion of taking part in the murder.
But Bytyci was released from custody two months later due to lack of evidence.
Wednesday 23.07.2014 | 12:01 | Source: B92, Danas | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- An upcoming report on allegations of human organ trafficking in Kosovo will say that there is no evidence of the crime, writes a daily.
Wednesday 23.07.2014 | 10:12 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Marko Đurić says he is "stunned by the statement of Edita Tahiri" that an agreement was reached "to remove the barricades" from a bridge in Kosovska Mitrovica.
Wednesday 23.07.2014 | 09:50 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic stated on Tuesday that the investigation into human organ trafficking in Kosovo "has reached its end."
Tuesday 22.07.2014 | 15:16 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A report of the special investigative team headed by U.S. prosecutor Clint Williamson will confirm the objectivity of EU institutions, says Aleksandar Vučić.
Tuesday 22.07.2014 | 09:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
ZUBIN POTOK -- Serbs representatives in Kosovo held a protest rally in Zubin Potok on Monday, and warned they would "consider the possibility of leaving Kosovo institutions."
Monday 21.07.2014 | 13:42 | Source: Tanjug, TV Pink | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Office for Kosovo Director Marko Đurić says that the situation in Kosovska Mitrovica will be the main topic of a meeting planned for Tuesday in Brussels.
Monday 21.07.2014 | 12:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- EU diplomats are reportedly "concerned" that Hashim Thaci's DPK party insists on remaining in power "at any cost" - or force new elections.
Monday 21.07.2014 | 09:29 | Source: Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia opted to participate in the Kosovo authorities and take on responsibility and expects Serbs to be given ministerial posts, says Marko Đurić.
Friday 18.07.2014 | 16:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Office for Kosovo head Marko Đurić met with UNMIK Chief Farid Zarif and told him that Serbia intends to support Serbs' participation in a new Kosovo government.
Thursday 17.07.2014 | 14:51 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Candidate of the post-election coalition LDK-AAK-Initiative for Kosovo, LDK leader Isa Mustafa, has been elected president of the Kosovo assembly.
Thursday 17.07.2014 | 13:42 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The Court of Appeals in Priština has rejected an appeal filed against a decision to keep Oliver Ivanović in prison, his party, GI SDP, announced on Thursday.
Wednesday 16.07.2014 | 11:49 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) leader Isa Mustafa says his party will not accept the conditions put forward by Albin Kurti's Self-Determination.
Monday 14.07.2014 | 17:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (64) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- German MPs visiting Belgrade last week told the country's officials that Serbia will not start talks to join the EU until it implements the Brussels agreement.
Monday 14.07.2014 | 10:28 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Tomislav Nikolić met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Euroasian Affairs Victoria Nuland on Sunday in Belgrade.