Statement of Anita Mitić, director of Youth Initiative for Human Rights regarding the Beška Attack and Serbia Progressive Party praising a war criminal.
Youth Initiative for Human Rights and Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ/ DFJW), with support of the Embassy of France and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, organized the first Open Space Conference dedicated to the Regional Youth Cooperation Office of the Western Balkans (RYCO) at French Institute in Belgrade on January 23rd, 2017. Twenty young people from Serbia who participated in the Open Space Conference had a chance to discuss, suggest and debate in non-formal atmosphere about the work of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office.
Nine activists of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights and My Initiative Activists’ Movement were physically assaulted on January 17th in Beška Municipality in Vojvodina, (northern province of Serbia) during public debate organized by the Government ruling party – Serbian Progressive Party. These activists were beaten at the debate while protesting against the fact that convicted war criminal Veselin Šljivančanin* was speaker at the debate held in local Cultural Center.
Inicijativa mladih za ljudska prava (Inicijativa) i Francusko-nemačka kancelarija za mlade (OFAJ/ DFJW) sa ponosom pozivaju sve zainteresovane mlade ljude iz Srbije na prvu Open Space konferenciju koja je posvećena Regionalnoj kancelariji za saradnju mladih (RYCO) koja se održava u ponedeljak, 23. januara 2017. godine u prostorijama Francuskog kulturnog centra u Beogradu (Zmaj Jovina 11).
In respect to a Youweeks-long debate about the morality of Slobodan Milosevic’s politics, an idea to honor him by building a monument to him in Serbia as well as President Nikolic’s statement that “this monument wouldn’t survive long because it would be vandalized by self-proclaimed democrats’ YIHR issues the following declaration: