Friday, February 23, 2007

Bosnian Serb Helsinki Member Killed

Duško Kondor, a member of the human rights organization, Helsinki Watch was murdered in his home. His daughter was also shot, but it appears as if she is out of danger.
Mr. Kondor recieved numerous threats and harassment in the year prior to his murder.
http://listserv.buffalo.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0702&L=justwatch-l&D=1&O=D&P=61239


BIRN issued a statement regarding Mr. Kondor and his murder:

BIRN condemns the brutal murder of Dusko Kondor, a Human Rights activistfrom
Republika Srpska, and extends its sympathies to Mr. Kondor's family andfriends,
as well as colleagues from the Helsinki Committee for Human Rightsin Republika
Srpska.We hope that the authorities of Republika Srpska will act promptly and
processthose responsible for this crime, thereby sending a message to all those
whodo not believe in universality of human rights.

6 comments:

Daniel said...

Sad... what can I say. Nationalist Serbs are very intolerant of tolerant people such was Dusko.

cãorafeiro said...

this is a very sad news for all those who care about peace...

i'd like to express my solidarity.

sincerely, Sarah Franco (Portugal)

Pedro Fontela said...

A tragic loss for humanism everywhere.

My Condolences,

AM said...

Some of us care

My sincere solidarity and condolences.

António Moreira (Portugal)

cinderela-dos-pes-grandes said...

We do care!

Please, accept my condolences and my warm afection for your most dignifying work for peace and tolerance!

Maria
(Portugal)

Kirk Johnson said...

Tragic news.