Criminal law

Milena Ivanovic: I'm trying to find out the truth on my own, disregarding Pristina

Speaking to Kosovo online about the indictment raised in the case of Oliver Ivanovic's murder, and the trial that recently commenced in Pristina, Milena Ivanovic says she is disappointed that even after two years, there are no names of those who either executed or ordered this killing.

Cyprus Coastguard Detained a Boat with 101 Syrian Citizens

A boat carrying 101 Syrian nationals was detained by the Cyprus's coastguard, Kathimerini reported. This is the highest number of refugees detained in the last month.

The Syrians were transferred to a coastguard ship and taken to a port on the southeast part of the island.

A police spokesman said there were minors onboard and the refugees were likely traveling to Turkey.

As arrivals rise, Cyprus intercepts boat with 101 on board

Cyprus intercepted a vessel carrying 101 Syrians off its coast on Tuesday, police said, one of the largest arrivals of refugees from the neighboring country in recent months.

The Syrians were loaded at sea onto a coastguard vessel and from there led to a harbour in the south-east of the island.

State Minister wants tougher charges for Koukaki squatters

In the wake of the controversy that followed a police operation to empty two squats in Koukaki over the weekend, State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said on Monday that evicted squatters who hurled blocks of concrete and other projectiles at officers should face felony rather than misdemeanor charges.

The trial for Ivanovic's murder commences today

SDP Civic Initiative leader Oliver Ivanovic was killed on January 16, 2018, in Kosovska Mitrovica.
The preliminary hearing will be closed to the public and the accused will briefly plead the indictment, the evidence presented during the trial will be discussed, and the court's decision on the request of the prosecutor to order home detention for the three defendants is expected.

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