The Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) has received news that a murder took place, two days ago, in the village of Berivojcë in the Municiaplity of Kamenica. A 42 year old man brutally murdered his 34 year old wife with a metal rod.
Through this press release, KWN demands that the Basic Court of Gjilan, the justice institution handling this case, be thorough and careful so that justice can be properly reached. KWN also demands that the perpetrator be punished to the fullest extent of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kosovo for committing “aggravated murder”.
KWN research found that when dealing with domestic violence cases, judges, prosecutors, and police officers tend to blame the victim and focus their efforts on reconciling the family. This is an alarming finding as many of these women and children suffer severe physical, sexual, and psychological abuse. KWN will monitor this case closely to ensure that justice is served.
KWN will hold the justice institutions accountable if the defendant is not punished to the full extent of the law. We will exert public pressure if proper legal steps are not followed.
KWN will also take action in the upcoming days, of which the media will be timely notified.