Belgrade protest demands release of whistleblower

Belgrade protest demands release of whistleblower

Belgrade protest demands release of whistleblower Izvor: FoNet/Aleksandar Levajković

The 1 in 5 Million protest in Belgrade demanded the release of whistleblower Aleksandar Obradovic who revealed dubious deals at the Krusik munitions plant, adding that a petition signed by 30,000 people would be handed to Serbia’s top prosecutor Zagorka Dolovac on Monday.

The gathering was not reported in advance to police as required by law in protest over the fact that the police have not identified a man who assaulted 1 in 5 Million activist Srdjan Markovic two weeks ago.

The regular Saturday protest gathering, whose organizers marked the 1st anniversary of the 1 in 5 Million gatherings earlier this month, was not reported last week. The police were not present at both protests as they have been to date to regulate traffic along the route taken during the protest march.

A press release from the organizers earlier on Saturday said that “since the police, headed by Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, can’t or won’t provide security for the protest column, the next protest won’t be reported and the organizers and protesters will do their job instead”. The 1 in 5 Million Association said that the deadline they gave the police to react to the assault on Markovic and their videographer had expired.

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