Trial for the murder of Slavko Ćuruvija continues

May 17, 2017

The continuation of the trial for the murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija has seen the testifying of Goran Petrović, who was the head of the state security services following the ousting of Slobodan Milošević.

He said that in 15 years of working at this service he had never heard of the heads of the State Security seeking for someone to be notified about monitoring minute by minute, as was the case with the monitoring of Ćuruvija on the day of his murder.

Petrović said that “if someone has to know from minute to minute when Ćuruvija is close to his home” that is a strong indicator that this information is required “for those who will kill him.

Ćuruvija, the owner and editor-in-chief of daily newspaper Dnevni Telegraf and weekly news magazine Evropljanin, was killed in front of his apartment building on 11th April 1999. Accused of the murder are four employees of the State Security Services, the trial began in 2015, but is estimated to last several more years.

All prosecution witnesses still haven’t testified, but the trail chamber announced that not many more are left and that everyone is expected to be questioned at hearings in June and July.

Photo: Jana Nikolić / Slavko Ćuruvija Foundation