The attack on Dejan Anastasijevic, a journalist for the weekly Vreme (Time), is the latest in a series of fascist attacks on representatives of civil society, human rights defenders, and promoters of a different values system.
In this state that still has not discovered the inspirers, commanders, and perpetrators of the murder of the journalist Slavka Curuvije, which imprisons the journalist Zeljko Bodrozic, and that permits and tolerates public death threats against the journalist Dinko Gruhonjic, the attack on Dejan Anastasijevic is an attempt by Nazi and clero-fascist group to settle scores with those who do not think like them.
At 2:50 in the morning on April 14, a hand grenade exploded on the window ledge outside Dejan Anastasijević’s apartment. Dejan Anastasijevic wrote about the massacres committed by the Serbian army and police in 1998 in Drenica region of Kosovo. He was a witness at the trial of Slobodan Miloševic in The Hague. He worked on the documentary film ’The Unit.’
These treacherous attacks are the work of people who do not want to accept that the Miloševic regime was criminal, that it committed innumerable crimes in our name. Consequently, they attack citizen who seek responsibility for the crimes committed in our name.
We demand an urgent effort by all authorized state institutions to find and punish the perpetrators of this heinous act.
We will continue our efforts for a different Serbia, one without fear and violence and free from criminals who freely walk the earth.
Belgrade, April 14, 2007
Women in Black