8 years of imprisonment on charges of war crimes for a Serb in Kosovo

8 years of imprisonment on charges of war crimes for a Serb in Kosovo

Pristina, February 13, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

A court chaired by the European Union Mission for the Rule of Law in Kosovo has given an 8 year prison sentence for a member of the Serb community on charges of war crimes against Albanian civilian population.

Ivan Radivojevic was accused for the mistreatment of 40 Albanian civilians in the bus station of Fushe-Kosovo near Pristina during the 1999 war in Kosovo.

The event in question has taken place on March 26, 1999, and according to the prosecution, Serb forces, which the defendant was part of, had separated men from women and children in an atmosphere of terror against Albanians. Some of them were found dead after the war in a massive graveyard.

Ivan Radivojevic was arrested in July of 2013.

A few days ago, another trial took place in Serbia for war crimes against Albanians. 9 Serbs were given 106 years in prison for the killing of 120 Albanians and two others were found innocent.

Killing of 120 Albanian civilians, 106 years of imprisonment for 9 Serb paramilitaries