Kosovo Special prosecutor Syle Hoxhaj has refuted statements of Serbia’s Minister of Justice Nela Kuburovic who said on Wednesday that they have sent the authorities in Pristina a comprehensive report and interrogation records in the investigation of the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead in January 2018 in front of his political party offices in Mitrovica North.
Kosovo Special Prosecutor Syle Hoxhaj told Gazeta Express that he had not received any of the reports he requested from the Serbian authorities, adding that he would include any reports in his investigation. “We requested access to calls made from Ivanovic’s telephone and we did not get that,” he said. According to Hoxhaj all what Kosovo authorities have received from Serbia is a report following an interview with Oliver Ivanovic’s widow. The report was submitted at the Special Prosecution of Kosovo last month. Hoxhaj explained that Ivanovic’s widow was interested to testify at the Kosovo’s State Prosecution Office but later she moved to Belgrade when she is employed at Serbia’s Prime Minister’s Office and she never came to Kosovo to be interviewed by authorities despite an invitation from the Special Prosecution of the Republic of Kosovo.
In November 2018 Kosovo authorities have arrested four people suspected of being involved in Ivanovic’s killing and three of them are being kept in detention. According to prosecutor Hoxhaj they will appear before the court on 23 February. Ivanovic was killed on 16 January 2018 in Mitrovica North, and after his assassination the Kosovo Police discovered a torched vehicle in northern part of the country which is believed to have been used by potential perpatrators of this crime. /Gazeta Express/