Serbia's Justice Min: Belgrade will never give up processing KLA war crimes

Serbia's Justice Min: Belgrade will never give up processing KLA war crimes

Serbia's Justice Min: Belgrade will never give up processing KLA war crimes Izvor: N1

Nela Kuburovic, Serbia's Justice Minister, said on Tuesday her country would never quit processing war crimes suspected to have been committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) I the 1998-1999 war and its aftermath.

"The proceedings before Serbia's courts are based on material evidence, so there is no any legal explanation and reason to withdraw the warrants for war criminals," Kuburovic told the Belgrade Vecernje Novosti daily.

She commented on Pristina's demand to Belgrade to drop the wanted list.

Kuburovic said "Serbia offered to The Hague Tribunal and the UN Security Council the irrefutable evidence about fighting about war crimes, giving the most significant contribution to the establishment of the rule of law in the region.

Commenting on the draft Law on Protecting KLA Values, she described it as "a desperate act of avoiding to face the truth that it was a terrorist organisation," as well as "an attempt to intimidate people and prevent any healthy thought and voice, not only of the Kosovo Serbs but of any citizen regardless of the ethnicity."

The European Union office in Pristina also warned Kosovo's authorities about the draft Law.

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