MUP investigates own investigations
BELGRADE -- Vladimir Božović says the Inspectorate has completed investigations into the police handling of a number of homicide cases.
“We have submitted our reports both to PM Koštunica and the government”, Ministry of the Interior (MUP) Inspector-general told the press at the Blood transfusion institute, where he volunteered to donate blood.
He said the MUP had completed its investigations regarding the previous investigations into the murders of Nedeljko Kosović, a policeman, and Branivoj Milinović, a student, on March 9, 1991, and that of Milorad Nikolić, also a policeman, on June 1, 1993. All the homicides took place during massive opposition demonstrations.
Božović added that the report on the murder of Predrag Stračević, killed during citizens’ protests in December 1996, has also been completed. The list includes the reports on arrest, torture and the beating of the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) leader Vuk Drašković and wife Danica, in the night of June 1-2, 1993.
Božović reminded that there is an ongoing investigation into the cases of the murdered journalists Slavko Ćuruvija and Milan Pantić. An investigation into an earlier police investigation in the case of Ibarska route murders of four SPO activists has also been undertaken, at the request of the victims’ families, demanding that the police actions be clarified.
Božović said there were obstructions on the part of Žandarmerija [a MUP elite unit] in the investigation of the Partizan – Crvena Zvezda basketball match riots in Belgrade. “At first, they said all was according to the regulations, then it turned out some things were after all not, and that some Žandarmerija members overstepped their orders and have been punished for that. What we need to know now is what those transgressions were, and which members suffered consequences”, Božović said.
Božović commented that the memorandum on the surveillance of the so-called significant personalities at border crossings, issued by the former head of Public security Miroslav Milošević, was a question for the Minister of the Interior, Dragan Jočić.
“I expect progress report on Mladić arrest”
Vladimir Božović expects to soon receive a report on the police action of locating and arresting Ratko Mladić and warned that, should such a report fail to be submitted, it will signal that the Action Plan implementation had reached an impasse. “I have no intention of roaming around Valjevo to investigate while someone hovers in a helicopter over suspicious bee-hives looking for Mladić. What I do intend to do, according to the Law on police, is request a progress report on the investigation, after its completion”, Božović said.
Božović told the journalists that he requested this report from the MUP once again, as well as that he was unwilling to accept previous explanations dubbing the report “official secret”. “The General Inspectorate is a part of the MUP, and this cannot be classified as secret”, Božović said and added that he was not familiar with any segment of the Action Plan. Božović concluded that he deemed an arrest warrant against Mladić superfluous, since one, issued by the Interpol, already exists.
četvrtak 27.07.2006 | 19:47 | Source: B92, FoNet | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Williamson says full cooperation needed not only to achieve EU membership but to honor the victims and Serbia itself.
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PRIŠTINA -- Frank Wisner said that reaching an agreement on technical questions is the priority of the Kosovo status talks.
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KRUŠEVAC -- Serbian government has made its decision regarding the international country codes.
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BELGRADE -- Serbian President Boris Tadić has sent the Broadcasting Law back to the parliament for further discussions.
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četvrtak 27.07.2006 | 11:13 | Source: Blic | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) was assured by its coalition partners that Vuk Drašković will maintain his position.
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BELGRADE -- Dimitrij Rupel recommended the formation of a group of regional countries for offering support to Serbia.
sreda 26.07.2006 | 16:28 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Frank Wisner said that a solution for the Kosovo status question should be found by the end of the year.
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BELGRADE -- Several categories of Serbian citizens will have an easier time receiving visas for Italy starting this fall.
sreda 26.07.2006 | 12:24 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Boris Tadić has yet to sign into law the amendments and additions made to the Broadcasting Law.
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BELGRADE -- The Albanian status delegation made references in Vienna to the war for freedom and independence of the 90s in Kosovo.
sreda 26.07.2006 | 09:33 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Slovenian Foreign Affairs Minister Dimitrij Rupel will be in Belgrade today.
utorak 25.07.2006 | 17:23 | Source: B92, FoNet | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Official proposals for the new international country code for Serbia have not yet been determined, Ivan Krstić said.
utorak 25.07.2006 | 14:17 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Dragan Jočić said that the Hague Tribunal cooperation action plan has taken effect and is being implemented.
utorak 25.07.2006 | 09:25 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BELGRADE, VIENNA, WASHINGTON D.C. -- A day after the first direct, high level talks in Vienna, the US’s Kosovo status envoy Frank Wisner arrives in Belgrade.
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VIENNA, PRIŠTINA -- The first highest level talks on Kosovo status are over. Albanians: independence; Serbs: essential autonomy.
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BELGRADE -- The government has submitted a modified Law on ministerial portfolios adding two new ministries to the government.
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BRUSSELS -- The EU has approved a modified mandate for the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) talks with Serbia.
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BELGRADE -- Serbian state flag was raised in a ceremony in front of the National parliament building.
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BELGRADE -- The president will on Tuesday embark on a one-day visit to Romania, where he will meet his Romanian counterpart Traian Basescu.
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VIENNA -- Top Serbian and Kosovo Albanian officials will arrive in Vienna this evening.
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BELGRADE -- The federal parliamentary building, after 100 years will officially become the Serbian Parliament.
subota 22.07.2006 | 17:24 | Source: FoNet, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Vida Petrović-Škero said that the Serbian judicial system is on the verge of collapsing.
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BELGRADE -- The Serbian Standardisation Bureau will decide on a new international code for Serbia soon.
subota 22.07.2006 | 12:23 | Source: B92, FoNet | Comments: (0) | Send comment
VIENNA -- Top officials from Belgrade and Priština are scheduled to meet for direct talks in Vienna on Monday.
petak 21.07.2006 | 13:45 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Croatian PM Ivo Sanader is on an official visit to Serbia today.
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BELGRADE, PRIŠTINA, LJUBLJANA -- Belgrade team reaches agreement on both Tadić and Koštunica attending the Vienna talks.
petak 21.07.2006 | 11:03 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BRUSSELS, BELGRADE -- The European Commission issues mandates for visa facilitation and readmission agreement negotiations.
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BELGRADE -- The U.S. administration plan sees Serbia joining the EU in 2014. The cooperation of the democratic forces remains paramount.