House Foreign Affairs Committee passed resolution on shortly after the 20th anniversary of the Bytyqi Brothers murders

July 17, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Congress’ House Foreign Affairs Committee passed H.Con.Res. 32, a resolution regarding Serbia’s state-sponsored murders of three American citizens, clearing its way for passage by the full congress. The resolution was passed shortly after the 20th anniversary of the Bytyqi Brothers murders. Surviving family members had this to say:

Ilir Bytyqi:

“The world knows that Serbia is protecting war criminals, including the ones that murdered my brothers. Nobody is fooled, anymore. Today, the Foreign Affairs Committee made it very clear that the United States will never drop this issue. We want to thank the committee – and especially Chairman Engel and Congressman Zeldin – for their efforts.”

Fatos Bytyqi:

“My family has worked for 20 years to get justice for my brothers. We want to thank Chairman Engel & Congressman Zeldin, in particular, for so strongly supporting us. We will not rest until justice is served.”

H.Con.Res. 32 recounts the factual history of the Bytyqi case, including the involvement of Vlastimir Djordjevic and Goran Radosavljevic in the murders. It also references President Aleksandar Vucic’s broken promises in the case, and states that “progress in resolving this case, or the lack thereof, should remain a significant factor determining the further development of relations between the United States and the Republic of Serbia.”

Watch “Until Justice is Served” and listen to our appearance on the Helsinki Commission’s new podcast, each debuting earlier this month!

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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/346482162″>Until Justice is Served: A Promise for the Bytyqi Brothers</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user36049697″>Praveen Madhiraju</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

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