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Kosovo brings charges against suspects in local Serb politician murder

December 3, 2019

Pristina’s Special Prosecutors’ Office filed criminal charges against six people suspected of the involvement in the assassination of Oliver Ivanovic, a local Serb opposition politician gunned down outside his office in on January 16, 2018, the KoSSev website reported on Monday.

The Prosecutors identified the six only by initials.

They are charged with participating in organised a criminal group, abuse of office, support in crime, aggravated murder, illegal possession and use of firearms, disclosing official secrets, abuse of duty in complicity and tampering with evidence, KoSSev said.

Three of the suspects are at large, and the international warrants were issued for their arrest.

They all are believed to be members of the criminal group led by M.R. and Z.V., which has been active since 2011.

So far, the public heard about seven suspects in Ivanovic’s murder: Marko Rosic, Kosovo police officer Nedeljko Spasojevic who have been in custody for a year, Dragisa Markovic, also a policeman released from custody in February, Silvana Arsovic, Ivanovic’s close associate, Rade Basara a policeman, Milan Radojicic, the deputy leader of the Serb List, political organisation supported by Belgrade and Z.B. who the Serb officials identified as Zeljko Bojic, the head of Kosovo operational department for the region North. His identity has not been confirmed by the Kosovo investigators.

Source:  http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a548834/Kosovo-charges-six-susp-ects-for-killing-Ivanovic-and-related-crimes.html

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