Kosovo to ban denial of war crimes

NEWS 11.04.2019 16:43
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Source: N1

The Kosovo government decided on Thursday to introduce a law to punish the denying of war crimes and ordered the Justice Ministry to draft it.

The proposal to draft the law came from deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj who said that Serb politicians were trying to hide the truth and deny war crimes committed by Serbia against the civilian population, adding that “the discourse used by Serb politicians is unacceptable”.

Hoxhaj said that the dismissed Minister Ivan Todosijevic was not the first to deny war crimes, adding that similar statements came from other Serb List ministers who enjoy the support of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and government in Belgrade.

Todosijevic told a gathering on the 20th anniversary of the NATO campaign against FR Yugoslavia that the humanitarian catastrophe that caused the Alliance to launch air strikes was fabrication by Albanian terrorists.

Hoxhaj also called for a ban on any form of glorification of then FRY President Slobodan Milosevic and his associates who were convicted for war crimes by a UN tribunal.