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Protests in Serbia Archive
Odraz B92 Daily News Service

    ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service

    Odraz B92 vesti (by 8 PM), February 15, 1997

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    NEWS BY 8 PM


    The deadline for electoral commissions to verify local electoral
    results in those cities dealt with by the lex specialis passed on
    Saturday. In cities where the electoral commissions failed to do
    this, the Serbian Ministry of Justice should do it by Monday. The
    Speaker of the Parliament then has an additional five days to
    convene the opening sessions of these assemblies.

    Zajedno leader Zoran Djindjic told Radio B92 on Friday that there
    were two possibilities in the week ahead. One was that protests
    could continue until Thursday, when the Belgrade City Assembly is
    due to be constituted, with a celebration after the last rally, or
    the protests could finish on Saturday, with an invitation to
    supporters to attend the celebration on Thursday.


    Yugoslav President Zoran Lilic has proposed current Prime Minister
    Radoje Kontic for a new term, FoNet reports.

    Following a meeting with the President, Mr Kontic announced that
    the new government would probably be a coalition. He said that the
    government would mount a program of extensive internal reform,
    economic and legal reform, political and economic democratisation
    and strengthening of the federation. Mr Kontic also stressed that
    the foreign relations priority of the new Yugoslav Government
    would be reintegration with the international community and the
    implementation of the Dayton accords.


    Serbian Renewal Movement leader Vuk Draskovic on Saturday received
    a letter from a group of foreign reporters complaining of
    obstructions to their work at the International Press Centre in

    The journalists alleged that the problems began when JUL heavy
    Marina Perovic was appointed director of the centre, and Zoran
    Jevdjovic appointed general manager of the state news agency

    The Serbian Renewal Movement has urged that the centre provide
    access for foreign journalists and lift a ban on filming.


    UNHCR spokesman Cris Janovsky on Saturday told reporters that the
    UNHCR would focus this year on the repatriation of refugees to
    Brcko. Mr Janovsky added that before the war, 20% of Brcko's
    population was Serb, and the Muslim and Croat majority no longer
    live in the town. The UNHCR hoped that the repatriation to Brcko
    would be completed before the end of the year, thanks to
    international attention to the region.


    After almost five years, the curfew in the Muslim sector of
    Bosnia-Herzegovina was lifted on Saturday. However a statement
    issued by the Federation Ministry of the Interior said that the
    curfew introduced in Mostar last week would continue.


    SFOR, the NATO-led Stabilisation Forces in Bosnia, announced on
    Saturday that seven explosions had occurred in the Croat sector of
    Mostar during Friday night. SFOR described these as terrorist
    actions against Muslims living in the sector. A SFOR spokesman
    said that there were no casualties and that the intention of the
    attacks had probably been intimidation of the Muslim population.


    Radio Zid from Sarajevo on Friday began broadcasting directly via
    the Internet. Radio B92 has received the following information by

    ``On 14th, 15th and 16th February Radio ZID Sarajevo will
    broadcast its program directly on INTERNET. You can find us on
    http://www.xs4all.nl/frankti/tv.html.  Radio ZID phones are: (+)
    387,71443,770 or (+) 387,71,470,854. Call us any time.''

    Prepared by: Marija Milosavljevic
    Edited by: Steve Agnew

    ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service
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