24 years since death of journalist Dada Vujasinovic

The Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) reminded on Sunday that 24 years had passed since the death of journalist Radislava Dada Vujasinovic.

As the UNS has been told by the High Public Prosecutor's Office, the case concerning Vujasinovic's death remains in the pre-trial phase.

"Only after the preliminary investigation procedure is over the prosecutor will be able to evaluate whether and in whose actions contained the characteristics of the existence of a criminal offense for which prosecution is undertaken ex officio, and in what way and in what direction possible further procedure will be directed. The status of this case is still open and active and no decision has been made in any direction, but work is being done actively to determine all relevant facts and circumstances of the event," the UNS was told by the High Public Prosecutor's Office.

A Dutch forensic institute located The Hague, to which the Justice Ministry sent the evidence in September 2015, did not determine the cause and manner of the death of the journalist, who worked for the Duga magazine.

The conclusion of the report submitted to the Higher Public Prosecutor's Office in July 2016 is that "the injuries sustained by the late Radislava Dada Vujasinovic may be the result of murder, suicide, or an accident".

The president of the Commission Investigating Murders of Journalists, Veran Matic, told UNS that "thanks to the work of the Commission, evidence was found (in 2013), which was believed to have been destroyed during the bombing in 1999, and that the Commission had mediated to hand over all the evidence to one of the world's forensic institutes with highest level of credibility, the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI)."

"Until the Prosecution is ready to close the procedure, the Commission will not do it either. In the meantime, we invite anyone who has some knowledge,...

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