Serbian Interior Ministry
The prosecution in the retrial of former Serbian State Security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague argued on Tuesday that defence witness Dragoslav Krsmanovic gave different evidence to the court than when he first testified at the original trial in 2011, putting his credibility in question.
He said to the press that the woman is under police custody (up to 48 hours), while it is expected that she will be charged for a serious crime, for which the prosecution will request detention.
A giant Kosovo flag in the centre of Pristina in June. Photo: EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ
"On this specific case, the Gjilan/Gnjilane Prosecution's Department for Serious Crimes, yesterday, on July 10, 2019, detained two persons of Serb nationality on the suspicion that they have committed the criminal offence of espionage," said Liridona Xheladini from the Gjilan/Gnjilane prosecution.
Lawyer Wayne Jordash told the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals as the trial resumed on Tuesday that the defence will call witnesses who will confirm that Jovica Stanisic, the former chief of the Serbian state security service, was not in command of Serbian paramilitary or police units in Bosnia or Croatia during the war, as the indictment claims.
Serbia's Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime said it is awaiting more extensive expertise before deciding whether to take on the case of man recently arrested by the police and allegedly planning a terrorist attack.
The man in questi0n, Armin Alibasic, was arrested on January 13 in the southwest Serbian city of Novi Pazar in Serbia's mainly Muslim Sandzak region.
The suspect is 37-year-old M.V., a member of the Zandarmerija (Gendarmerie) unit of the Serbian Interior Ministry.
The police found 510 MDMA tablets and 5,000 euros in cash in M.V.'s possession during the arrest.
A small amount of marijuana was also found in his car, along with a precision scale that had traces of heroin and cocaine.