EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Press Conference regarding the Decision of the Court of Appeals in the Skočić Case
On June 26, 2018, the Belgrade Court of Appeals issued a verdict confirming the acquittal of members of the “Sima’s Chetniks” unit for the demolition of the mosque and killing of 27 Roma civilians in the village of Skočić (Zvornik, BiH) in July 1992, whilst in relation to the accused Zoran Alić, Zoran Đurđević and Tomislav Gavrić, the Court changed the previous verdict, and sentenced them to prison for rape and inhuman treatment of the three injured parties, protected witnesses.
At the press conference on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 11 AM in the Main Hall of the Media Center, the Humanitarian Law Center will present to the public the course of the trial in the Skočić Case from 2010 until today, the basic findings and shortcomings of the judgment of the Belgrade Court of Appeals, as well as the main problems in the processing of complex cases of war crimes before the courts in Serbia.
The Speakers at the conference will be:
- – Ivana Žanić, Coordinator of the HLC Legal Team
- – Marina Kljaić, Attorney to injured party Zijo Ribić
- – Zijo Ribić, who, as an eight-year-old boy, survived the shooting of Roma people in Hamzići by members of the “Sima’s Chetniks” unit
Simultaneous translation into English is provided.