The head of the Independent Association of Journalists (NUNS), Zeljko Bodrozic, said Sunday that 22 years after the murder of journalist and owner of "Dnevni Telegraf" and "Evropljanin" Slavko Curuvija, no one has been convicted of that crime.
Curuvija was killed on April 11, 1999, in front of the building where he lived in Svetogorska Street in Belgrade.
Speaking at Nova S television, Bodrozic said that, based on the prosecutor’s final words, it was clear that the state was behind the murder.
He pointed out that it was a „mistake of the new authorities“ after 2000, and that it was all well calculated.
„It is obvious that it’s all about the calculations. That, as they call it, the deep state has obviously decided to hand over two or three victims, without ever revealing who was behind it,“ Bodrozic said.
UNS: Lack of justice
The Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS) announced that they have been waiting for 22 years for justice to be done because of the murder of Slavko Curuvija. „This is not a delay in justice, this is a lack of justice,“ the UNS said.
UNS recalled that it took 15 years to file an indictment against Curuvija’s killers from the state apparatus.
They pointed out that the delay in the procedure causes indignation, as well as the fact that the accused for the state crime are still at large, even under house arrest.
„The UNS demands that the state do everything to end the trial of the murderers of Slavko Curuvija, this year. „There is no other way for Serbia to prove that our country is no longer a symbol of impunity for crimes against journalists,“ they said.