Road blocked, incidents after arrest of Serbs

Žarko Veselinović and Slobodan Repić, who were arrested by EULEX and KPS near Zvečan on Monday, will use their right to remain silent as their defense.

Izvor: B92, Tanjug

This is according to their lawyers. The two Serbs are suspected of attempted murder 2012 in the northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica.

Repić has been remanded in custody for 48 hours and placed in a police station in the southern, ethnic Albanian part of Kosovska Mitrovica, said his attorney Ljubo Pantović.

According to him, his client has been arrested on suspicion that he in December last year in Kosovska Mitrovica shot at Deputy Director of the Administrative Office of the Government of Kosovo Dušan Milisaviljević.

The lawyer for Žarko Veselinovića, Miodrag Brkljač, said that Veselinović was "suspected of illegal possession of a gun that he threw away before the arrest."

After yesterday's arrests, local Serbs blocked the Kosovska Mitrovica-Raška road near Rudare. Also, two EULEX police officers were injured in the north when a group of demonstrators threw rocks. Tanjug is reporting that the road remains blocked this morning.

Director of the Government Office for Kosovo Aleksandar Vulin has urged Kosovo Serbs to be "dignified and calm" and wait for the arrested Serbs to be released.

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