Djuric: We expect new investigation into all crimes against Serbs

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PHOTO: TANJUG/ MARKO DJOKOVIC

BELGRADE – Director of the Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Marko Djuric said on Tuesday, 15 years since an attack on a Nis Express bus near Podujevo, in which 12 Serbs were killed and 43 wounded, that it was unacceptable to see the crime not getting a court epilogue to offer the victims and their families at least some kind of consolation.

PHOTO: TANJUG/ MARKO DJOKOVIC
PHOTO: TANJUG/ MARKO DJOKOVIC

“Even today, after fifteen years have passed, the perpetrators of this grave crime have not been found, just as those who killed the Serb children in Gorazdevac, the 14 reapers in Staro Gracko, the Stolic family in Obilic have remained unknown, and just as nobody knows who sets fire to and destroys Serb homes and desecrates churches and monasteries in Kosovo almost every day,” Djuric said.

The know that the case is closed and that the only suspect, Florim Ejupi, sentenced to 40 years in prison in the first instance verdict, was acquitted by the Kosovo Supreme Court in 2009 due to lack of evidence, is devastating, Djuric said.

“We expect and demand from the international community and the authorities in charge in the province to renew investigation into this and all other cases of attacks on Serbs, solve all unsolved crimes, and hand their immediate perpetrators and order-givers sentences that they deserve, as soon as possible,” the Office for KiM cited Djuric as saying in a release.

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