One year after the arrest of Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Marko Djuric in Mitrovica North there is no yet official information about the investigation of his arrest, Kosovo Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Milan Radojevic said, adding it is an important test for Pristina institutions that would show whether they are functional or not, TV Most reported.
Radojevic sent a request to Pristina police to launch an investigation and determine the responsibility of individuals over the way Marko Djuric was transferred to Pristina.
“With the consent of the then Minister of Internal Affairs, I have sent the official request to launch an investigation and assess if the police overstepped its authority. Unfortunately, I have not received any official response as to how far the investigation went, was it completed or not,” Radojevic told Tanjug news agency.
He noted, he has heard unofficially the police has completed the investigation and the case was transferred to the respective prosecution office in Mitrovica that should decide if there are basis for criminal proceedings or not.
Radojevic recalled that in addition to Marko Djuric, the then Minister of Agriculture Nenad Rikalo, Leposavic mayor Zoran Todic, and a number of journalists and citizens who participated at the event in Mitrovica North were injured during the action of the Kosovo police.
“When we talk to the international representatives, we always point out this is an example that would show if Pristina institutions are functional or not, and if you treat in that manner legitimate and legal representatives of the Serbs in Kosovo institutions, what ordinary citizens might expect then,” Radojevic underlined.