Today begins the second fundraising cycle for our campaign War criminals should be silent, with which we collect funds to pay off a fine in the sum of 450.000 Serbian dinars; the fine eight YIHR activists were sentenced to for disturbing the peace by protesting against convicted war criminal Veselin Šljivančanin.
Verdict Confirmation for Beška whistles: peace activists punished, war criminals given the spotlight— 30.10.2018.
Youth Initiative for Human Rights activists will never accept a political reality where peace activists and human rights defenders are silenced, while war criminals are glorified and protected by the entire state apparatus – the President, government, public attorney’s office, courts and local self-government.
In a first degree ruling on September 19th 2018, the Higher Court in Belgrade has established that the plaintiff Anita Mitić was not duly protected by her right to protection against hate speech, to which she is entitled to according to article 75 of the Law on Public Information and Media, and has determined that the defendants – the “Informer” daily newspaper team have breached the ban on hate speech.
On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the saving of more than 220 Varaždin Yugoslav People’s Army recruits, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) demands from the city of Belgrade to build a monument in honor of the late General Vlado Trifunović. For over 25 years, he was branded as a traitor in Serbia, and a war criminal in Croatia and Slovenia, because of his choice to save lives.
Judgement which qualifies the protest against a war criminal as a disturbance of public peace and morale is cynical and shameful— 01.08.2018.
The Misdemeanour Court in Ruma, department in Indjija, convicted 8 activists of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights for violating the Law on Public Order and Peace to fines of 50,000 dinars, for protesting at an event in Beska, where a convicted war criminal Veselin Sljivancanin was a speaker, by unfurling the banner “War criminals to remain silent, in order for victims to speak out” and blowing whistles.