Serbia Bar Association protests killing of Milošević lawyer News
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Serbia Bar Association protests killing of Milošević lawyer

The Serbian Bar Association and the Bar Association of Belgrade announced [statement, in Serbian] a week-long strike starting July 30 in response to the killing of prominent criminal defense lawyer Dragoslav Miše Ognjanović.

Ognjanović served on the war crimes defense team of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević in the early 2000s. He was also involved [BBC report] in a number of high-profile organized crime cases. The lawyer was shot near his Belgrade apartment on Saturday.

“This killing is only the latest in a series of attacks on lawyers, many of which have remained unsolved,” the statement said, adding that the associations will “exert urgent pressure on the state authorities to find the perpetrators of this crime.”

The statement also indicated that the bar associations will offer a cash award to anyone with credible information that will lead to the indictment against the perpetrators of this killing.