In Serbia the verdict which cleared Ramush Haradinaj was questioned on the streets and in the judiciary. The retrial conclusion comes two weeks after the acquittal of Croatian general Ante Gotovina accused of crimes against Serbs, fuelling claims in Serbia the UN court is biased against them.
“I believe it is unjust, I believe that with this verdict we cannot get satisfaction for the victims, I believe that witness protection has not been established,” said Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor, Vladimir Vukevic.
Belgrade and Pristina are involved in EU mediated talks as a condition of Serbia’s further integration within the EU. Some now do not want that.
“It is so rude, it’s a politically motivated move, they say that they did not have enough evidence. They did not want to find it. So many people killed, and no evidence – it’s terrible,” said one belgrade resident while another added, “I am very disappointed by their justice, and to put it simply – I have no desire to join such a Europe.”