Romi u Srbiji

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Head of Serbian Government’s Communications Bureau Suing Humanitarian Law Center and B92

The head of the Serbian Government’s CommunicationsBureau, Vladimir Popović, has filed a suit with the First Municipal Court in Belgrade, seeking two million dinars in compensation from the Humanitarian Law Center and B92 Radio-Television. Popović claims that B92 broadcast “false information” from the Humanitarian Law Center on April 24, 2003, namely, that the Serbian Government, via the head of its Communications Bureau, was exerting pressure on the media and journalists on a daily basis during the state of emergency.


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The Sjeverin Case – A Test for the Serbian Judiciary

The trial of Milan Lukić, Oliver Krsmanović, Dragutin Dragićević and Djordje Šević, who are accused of a war crime against the civilian population under Article 142 of the Criminal Code, opened before the Belgrade District Court on 20 January 2003. Lukić and Krsmanović are being tried in absentia. Known as the “Sjeverin Case” after the village that was home to the victims, the trial is generally seen as a test for the Serbian judiciary and its ability to see that justice is done.


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