European Commission warns Serbia for not paying enough Attention to Regional Cooperation in Prosecution of War Crimes

July 20, 2020 3:00 PM

 

The Cantonal Board of the Democratic Front of the Tuzla Canton fully supports the criticism of the European Commission towards Serbia through the recently published semi-annual report on the current situation in Chapter 23 about Justice and Fundamental Rights and Chapter 24 about Justice, Freedom and Security, where the document critically states that “Serbia does not pay enough attention to regional cooperation in the prosecution of war crimes,” the political party said in a statement.

In the report, the European Commission reminds that Serbia has not yet recognized the verdict of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in which the former general of the Army of Republika Srpska, Novak Dukic, was convicted for the crime at Tuzlanska Kapija.

Shortly after the verdict was pronounced, he fled to Serbia, where he is residing still under the pretext of medical treatment.

In the statment, it was pointed out that member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zeljko Komsic, during his visit to Tuzla on May 25, this year on the anniversary of the commemoration of the horrific crime at Tuzlanska Kapija. He then emphasized that “Serbia cannot be a friend of Bosnia and Herzegovina as long as war criminal Novak Dukic is a free man. Today, Dukic walks freely in the neighboring country, which claims to be friendly towards Bosnia and Herzegovina and wants to build good neighborly relations,” Komsic said.

 

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