Minister says Serbian President was under surveillance

NEWS 30.07.2019 12:56
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Source: N1

Serbian Internal Affairs Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said on Tuesday that his party chief, President Aleksandar Vucic had been under surveillance 1995 and 2017.

The minister said that Vucic, then a ranking official of the ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRS), had been under continuous surveillance from 1995 to the year 2000, again between 2000 and 2003 and “especially” between 2007 and 2012.  

He said the surveillance in the 1990s, when the Milosevic regime (including the SRS) was in power, was “sometimes without a court order or other measures based on law” while at other times the surveillance was ordered by courts..  

“Vucic was under surveillance in the period between 2000 and 2003, and especially in the period from 2007 to 2012 in a perfidious way, indirectly through communication with persons who were under surveillance like (Belgrade deputy Mayor) Goran Vesic (Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) official and MP) Vladimir Djukanovic who were considered to be extremists and were under surveillance,” the minister said.  

Stefanovic said that another 10-12 people who were used for surveillance of Vucic did not want their names revealed. He said that former SNS leader and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic was also under surveillance in the same way through a dozen others.