Today marks the 20th anniversary of the crimes against civilians on the Nis Express bus in Livadice near Podujevo, when 12 Serb civilians were killed and 10 others wounded.

After the mixed panel of the Supreme Court of Kosovo acquitted Florim Ejupi due to lack of evidence on March 13, 2009, this crime remains unresolved. On this day, we remember Nenad Stojanović, Milinko Kragović, Lazar Milkić, Dragan Vukotić, Sunčica Pejčić, Živana Tokić, Slobodan Stojanović, Mirjana Dragović, Nebojša Cokić, Snežana Cokić, Danilo Cokić and Veljko Stakić who were killed in this attack carried out by a mine explosion on February 16, 2001.

YIHR Kosovo and YIHR Serbia remind Kosovo institutions of the obligation they have to prosecute this attack, especially since this is one of the most severe crimes committed against Kosovo Serbs civilians since the arrival of international forces in Kosovo.

Bringing justice to all the victims and survivors of conflict – related crimes is crucial towards reconciliation and towards building peaceful societies in the region. 

Too young to remember, determined to never forget!


Photo: Private photo