Three K. Serbs released from custody

The District Court in Priština released three Serbs from the municipality of Novo Brdo from custody on Wednesday.

Slobodan and Srećko Martinović and Svetlana Stojanović were arrested on September 24 and accused of committing war crimes.

The charges against them state that the three “from April 17 until April 22, 1999, subjected [ethic Albanians] Seljatin Beciri and Acif Demoli to serious suffering and injuries, and implemented measures of intimidation and terror by capturing the plaintiffs and beating them”.

Beta news agency explained in its report from Priština that the three Serbs will now have to report to the local police station twice a month for a month, while this measure could be extended at the prosecution’s request.

Their lawyer, Miodrag Brkljač, said that his clients were also ordered “not to approach Beciri and Demoli, or the witnesses who gave their statements thus far”, and also not to leave their places of residence.

According to Brkljač, Prosecutor Emanuela Dukos did not collect any viable evidence against the three, other than the testimony from Beciri, who was the only one to directly incriminate them.

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