The preparatory hearing in the case of the US embassy in Belgrade set ablaze 11 years ago was postponed again on Monday, N1 reported.
The hearing of five police officers suspected of failure to secure the embassy during the “Kosovo is Serbia” rally in February 2008, after the former Serbia’s province declared its independence, was postponed because a defence attorney failed to show up.
The first hearing scheduled for last July was also postponed.
The officers, who at the time held high positions in the Belgrade police, Police Directorate, Interior Ministry (MUP) and Gendarmerie, are accused of “a grave offence against public safety.”
A new hearing is scheduled for November 27.
At the beginning of 2019, the Appellant Courts acquitted a group of young men accused of taking part in the riots outside the embassy and “causing public danger” due to the lack of evidence, saying they did not have anything to do with the death of another young man.
The US embassy was heavily damaged in the fire the protesters set during the rally. The young man died in the fire that caught the embassy interior.