Government also Responsible for Political Radicalization in Novi Pazar
Belgrade, September 12, 2006.
Expressing its deep regret for the murder of Ruzdija
Djurovic, the List for Sandzak's candidate for councilman, and wounding
of Sulejman Djurovic, which took place during local elections in Novi
Pazar, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia strongly
condemns any use of violence in a political process.
Concerned over aggravation of political circumstances
in Sandzak, the Committee appeals to all political actors in Novi Pazar
and Sandzak, particularly to leaders of the two most influential
political parties, to demonstrate political wisdom and accountability,
and act towards lessening of tensions in the aftermath of this tragic
At the same time, the Helsinki Committee demands
authorized governmental bodies to take all necessary steps so as to
reveal the background of this heinous crime, and the Serbian government
- which it takes responsible for political radicalization in Novi Pazar
- to start coming to grips with fundamental issues determining Serbia's
future and to secure life in peace and safety for all citizens,
regardless of their political beliefs and partisan affiliations.