Montenegro: Veljović knows who killed Duško Jovanović back in 2004, claims Danijela Pavićević

Montenegro: Veljović knows who killed Duško Jovanović back in 2004, claims Danijela Pavićević

“Montenegrin Police Director Veselin Veljović said at the session of the Security and Defence Committee that he knew who was in the car from which the editor-in-chief of ‘Dan’ Duško Jovanović was shot in 2004”, Jovanović’s sister and MP of the Socialist People’s Party in the Parliament of Montenegro, Danijela Pavićević, said today.

According to her, this is why the opposition MPs requested a special session of the Security Committee, which should be attended by representatives of the prosecution.

“You know that Veljović said earlier that the murder of Duško Jovanović was operatively solved, which means that the police know who did it, but there is no material evidence. At the session of the Committee, I asked him to confirm it and I asked for details. He repeated that it was operatively resolved and that the police knew who was in the car and who did it that night”, Pavićević said at a press conference.

She added that Veljović expressed his readiness to come to a special session of the Security Committee, which should be attended by representatives of the prosecution.

“We, as opposition members, have decided to schedule an emergency session of the Committee, which will be thematic and at which it will be discussed”, Pavićević said.

Asked if she really believed what Veljović said, she said it was not a matter of trust.

“Everything he says must be supported by evidence”, Pavićević emphasized.

Nebojša Medojević, one of the leaders and MPs of the Democratic Front, said that Jovanović was the first victim of the first political murder, behind which stands “the mafia that took power in Montenegro with this murder”.

“It is very dangerous for the lives of journalists to investigate criminal activities and affairs leading to Milo Đukanović and the Đukanović brothers. Duško was the first victim of the fight for a free, just Montenegro, and shortly afterwards Pukanić from the Croatian `Nacional` was killed. These days we also see that the journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia, who was killed in Malta, investigated the affairs leading to Montenegro”, Medojević said.

Jovanović was killed on May 27, 2004 in front of the editorial office of the newspaper “Dan”, and Damir Mandić from Podgorica was sentenced to 19 years as an accomplice in the crime./ibna