Slobodan Milosevic

Drecun: Trials of arrested Kosovo-Metohija Serbs political

BELGRADE - The head of the Serbian parliamentary committee on Kosovo-Metohija Milovan Drecun said on Friday Pristina's trials of arrested Kosovo-Metohija Serbs were political and had nothing to do with law or justice.

Speaking to the RTS, Drecun compared the trials to those at the Hague Tribunal.

Kosovo Supreme Court Clears Serb Ex-Minister of Inciting Hate

Kosovo's Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it has overturned the verdict sentencing ex-minister Ivan Todosijevic to two years in prison for his comments about a January 1999 massacre of Kosovo Albanians in the village of Racak/Recak, which he claimed was staged.

Todosijevic was cleared of inciting ethnic, racial or religious intolerance with his comments.

UN Tribunal Increases Serbian State Security Officials’ Sentences

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday increased the sentences handed down to the former chief of Serbian State Security, Jovica Stanisic, and his deputy Franko Simatovic, to 15 years in prison each, rejecting their appeals against their convictions.

UN Court to Deliver Its Final Verdict in Serbian Officials’ Trial

The UN court in The Hague is delivering its final verdict on Wednesday in the war crimes retrial of top Serbian State Security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who have appealed against their 12-year sentences for involvement in wartime crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Serbian Church Protests Banned Event at Contested Church in Kosovo

View of the Serbian Orthodox Church at Pristina University campus. Photo: Denis Sllovinja/BIRN

The Diocese of Raska- Prizren, which covers Kosovo, said the ban was made without any legal basis, "continuing serious violations of the religious rights and freedoms of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo".