Belgrade, 10.02.2016
The League of Roma expresses concern over the initiative for the rehabilitation of Milan Nedic and his glorification as a "Serbian hero" by false presentation of historical truth. The process of his rehabilitation and public support to it by certain politicians revitalize horrific crimes and oppress all its victims.
Rehabilitation of Milan Nedic rehabilitates the policy of the Quisling-nature Government whose decrees and orders praised the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler, implemented discriminatory laws which legalized Holocaust in Serbia, imprisoned and murdered Roma as a group that "damage" the reputation and moral of Aryan society.
In the time of economic crisis in Serbia together with election campaign, this initiative and glorification of the contribution of the Quisling-nature Government in the preservation of Serbian national interests particularly negatively leads to the strengthening of the radical right groups among young Serbs.
Instead rehabilitation of Milan Nedic, the League of Roma suggests introducing the institute of prohibition of genocide and war crime denial in the Criminal Code. Serbia as a state in the process of accession to the European Union is obliged to align its Criminal Code with the EU Council Framework Decision 2008/913 / JHA of 28 November 2008 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law stipulates establishing of the criminal act which incriminates public condoning, denying or grossly trivializing crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crime.