A petition is being launched in about 40 towns to introduce life sentence for those found guilty of raping and murdering children, minors, and pregnant women.
The initiative has been launched by the Tijana Juric Foundation – named after a 15-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered in 2014 – and requires at least 30,000 signatures to enter parliamentary procedure.
The campaign starts on Monday in Subotica, Tijana Juric’s hometown.
“The interest is huge,” Igor Juric, a representative of the foundation, has told RTS. “More than 2,000 mothers wished to volunteer. Even if the Assembly fails to take this seriously, it is my honor to do it.”
“This is not a political or a religious issue, we must prove that children are what matters the most to us,” he said.