Franz Kafka, “The Trial”
Tomislav Djordjevic tragically passed away on October 11, 2014.
One drawn out Kafkaesque process in Serbia, which began on August 6, 2010 with the arrest of a “criminal group led by Tomislav Đorđević”, came to a close nine (9) years later with an acquittal.
Tomislav Đorđević (1950-2014) sadly didn’t live to see the day.
For nine whole years, the accused and their families sustained agony and distress.
The personal and professional integrity of individuals who had never been law offenders had been called into question. The question remains WHY?
Yet, deeply aware that they were wrongly charged, they fought fiercely and were vindicated by the facts.
Tomislav Đorđević is a businessman who, after decades of transparent and legal entrepreneurship in Serbia, had his property rights and basic human rights breached by the very institutions that are supposed to uphold them.
After suing the Serbian state for damages sustained in the privatisation process, he was arrested and falsely accused in contrived criminal proceedings.
Through collusion of the executive power, the police, the “reformed” judiciary and the media, on 6 August 2010 Tomislav Đorđević was arrested for alleged abuse of office, publicly pronounced guilty, and detained for months in unjustified pre-trial detention. Although formal charges were pressed on 3 February 2011, the trial has not yet begun.
We hope to achieve public scrutiny of this case by publishing documents from the commercial disputes between Tomislav Đorđević and the Privatisation Agency, as well as the criminal proceedings against him. The site also responds to other false accusations in the Serbian media.
This website aims not only to highlight the many peculiarities of this case, but also to explain the workings of a system which allows for independent, professional and hard working people find themselves at the mercy of their own state.
|07/03/2019||Ribarsko gazdinstvo – criminal proceeding. The Appellate Court in Belgrade rendered a final Judgement, thereby upholding the Judgement of the Higher Court in Belgrade dated 06/18/2018.|
|03/04/2019||Ribarsko gazdinstvo – criminal proceeding. Prosecutor’s Office submitted an appeal against the Judgment of the Higher Court in Belgrade dated 06/18/2018.|
|06/18/2018||Ribarsko gazdinstvo – criminal proceeding. The Higher Court in Belgrade rendered its Judgment in the Ribarsko gazdinstvo case, acquitting all the defendants in the criminal proceedings.|
|07/18/2016||Hotel Prag – criminal proceeding. The Higher Court in Belgrade rendered the Decision to suspend criminal proceedings in the Hotel Prag case. The Higher Court rendered the Decision after being notified by the Prosecutor's Office that it was dropping charges.|
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