November 15, 2020


The retrial of the men accused of murdering journalist and publisher Slavko Ćuruvija continues this week, with the court set to decide how to treat the official note of a former Montenegrin intelligence officer that was submitted as evidence to the court by the defendants’ legal team.

This official note allegedly indicates who it was that shot and killed Ćuruvija on 11th April 1999. Compiled by a certain Vasilije Mijović, a former high-ranking official (since fired) of the Montenegrin secret police, who has been arrested several times and served prison terms in both Serbia and Montenegro. He is linked to the criminal underworld and is one of the original members of the notorious Special Operations Unit (the infamous Red Berets), whose members carried out the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić in 2003.

The court is also expected to decide whether to possibly call Mijović as a witness.