News 01 Feb 18

Slain Kosovo Politician Ivanovic’s Mother-in-Law Targeted

A rock was thrown at the house of the recently murdered Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic’s mother-in-law in the town of Mitrovica, media reported.

Filip Rudic
Oliver Ivanovic. Photo: Beta.

An unknown assailant threw a rock in the early hours of Thursday morning through a window of the house of Nadezda Cvetnic, the mother of the first wife of Oliver Ivanovic, who was gunned down in Mitrovica last month,local media reported.

According toTV station Most, Cvetnic’s daughter Marina Ivanovic confirmed that the incident happened shortly after midnight.

Ivanovic said that her mother and brother, who were inside at the time, were scared and do not know what the motive for the attack could have been.

Oliver Ivanovic, the leader of a Kosovo Serb party called Freedom, Democracy, Justice, wasshot in front of his officeon January 16, and died soon afterwards in hospital.

His murder has been widely condemned by EU, Serbian and Kosovo officials.

He was seen as a political moderate who advocated coexistence between Kosovo’s Serb minority and Albanian majority.

However, he was being retried for ordering the murder of Kosovo Albanians in 1999 during the war in 1999. He pleaded not guilty.

Marina Ivanovic was Oliver Ivanovic’s first wife. The house that was targeted was near the place where Ivanovic was shot.

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