In 2013. the EULEX prosecutors filed criminal charges against 17 Serbs from Djakovica for alleged involvement in war crimes committed in the village of Meja 14 years ago is a scenario to intimidate Serbs who intend to return to their homes.
EULEX says it has launched an official investigation concerning 20 suspects of alleged crimes committed in April 1999. in the municipality of Djakovica when 372 Albanians were killed. Since no bodies nor other evidence have ever been found on the crime scene after the Kosovo war, and Djakovica appeared to have multiplied number of its inhabitants, all the charges are based on Albanian ‘witnesses’ testimonies and claims that the bodies are supposed to be found some 400 kilometers northern, in a controversial mass grave in Batajnica near Belgrade (?)
The EU prosecutors identified persons who could be charged with crimes against the civilian population through local Albanians testimonies.
Serbian Coordinator of Djakovica Đokica Stanojevic, however, argues that the criminal charges were filed in order to intimidate the Serbs and prevent their return to Kosovo.
Possible intimidation and prevention of potential returnees to come back to Kosovo and ask for their rights and property, is actually in the agenda of this and similar charges the EULEX had flied, says Ranđel Nojkic, one of the political representatives of Serbs south of the Ibar. Nojkic pointed to an attempt to create fear among the Serbs who have returned to the villages of Zac near Istok and Drsnik near Klina, and all those who are willing to return to their homes.- This moment was chosen because the problem of the expelled whose whole estate and property was usurped , was to be on the agenda of the technical dialogue in Brussels. It is striking that none of the investigations of crimes against Serbs that were murdered and expelled, has ever started. Over 12,500 Serbs are missing in the Djakovica. Some were robbed and are refugees in Serbia central, others were murdered, and significant number is still missing.
– I can’t comment the indictment, because I’m not familiar with the case. I believe that these problems could be solved within the agreement between Belgrade and Pristina, we had cases when the prosecutor in Pristina lifts the indictment and keeps in detention for years persons that later turned out to be innocent. They don’t even get compensated – said Nojkic.