Question by Sotirios Zarianopoulos, MEP of KKE, on the persecution of young Communists from Serbia

  • 3/16/16 9:27 PM

There is an increase in the persecutions of young communists from Serbia, of members of the Communist Youth Union Yugoslavia (SKOJ) and the Youth of the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ).

On the 23rd of February, in a lecture ofy M. Davenport, head of the EU in Serbia at the Belgrade University, two members of SKOJ criticized the EU and the government plans for education in the country to adapt to the European Union directions. The security officers of the School carried them away and handed them over to the police by force which then arrested them.

On the 11th of February at an event in Belgrade, on the ''American foreign policy and the US role in international relations'', members of NKRJ and SKOJ intervened wearing shirts that read ''Out with the United States'' and shouting slogans concerning the NATO crime in Yugoslavia in 1999 and the thousands of deaths caused. The security officers beat them and handed them over to the police.

Members of SKOJ have in the last year been attacked several times by fascist gangs such as the ''Serbian Action", which once attacked Alexander Ntenits, the First Secretary of SKOJ, who also was arrested because he defended himself and dragged to trial.

Will the High Representative say:

How does the Commission place itself on state terrorism and repression and the anticommunist persecutions on cadres of SKOJ and on the demand for free and unhindered political and mass action of communists and the labor - popular movement?