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Massacre Aftermath: Harassment Plagues Victims' Families

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Salman Akhtar
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Massacre Aftermath: Harassment Plagues Victims' Families

In the villages of Dubona and Malo Orašje, 21-year-old Uroš B. stands accused of a massacre that left nine people dead and 12 wounded on May 4th. Six months after this horrific event, Uroš B.'s mother has lodged numerous criminal complaints against the families and relatives of the victims. Among those affected by this campaign of harassment is Stefan Marković, who lost two brothers in the attack. Marković recounts relentless torment by Uroš B.'s mother, who has falsely accused him of a range of incidents, including setting fire to her house.

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The Role of the Legal System

Stefan Stefanović, the attorney representing six of the victim's families, has confirmed that the claims made by Uroš B.'s mother are baseless. His clients, he asserts, want no contact with her. The family of Uroš B., including his father and two relatives, are encompassed in the indictment. However, due to Uroš B. being under 21 at the time of the crime, he will not face a life sentence. The maximum possible penalty for him is a 20-year prison term.

Impact of the Case on the Victims' Families

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The indictment against Uroš B. and others involved was raised in October. The families of the victims have expressed satisfaction with the progress of the investigation, despite believing that a 20-year sentence lacks severity for such a crime. The relentless harassment they face from Uroš B.'s mother adds a further burden to their grief, illuminating the ongoing ripple effects of the initial tragedy.

The Aftermath of the Tragedy

The massacre has left an indelible mark on the communities of Dubona and Malo Orašje, with the aftermath stretching beyond the immediate victims. The relentless torment endured by the victims' families from Uroš B.'s mother has added a painful layer to their suffering. The legal proceedings, while a step towards justice, are a stark reminder of the horrific event that transpired six months ago, and the pain that continues to linger.

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