Forced Evictions of Roma in Serbia and Montenegro

22 July 2005

According to a report issued by Vjesti newspaper on May 11, 2005 ten families were left homeless after the demolition of their homes on May 10, 2005 in the village of Tuzi outside of Ĺ ipčanik in Montenegro. Local authorities and police began demolishing the homes on the morning of May 10 in the presence of social workers, leaving approximately forty-eight people homeless. According to the main communal inspector, Mr Radenko Gačević, the destruction of the homes, which had been illegally built on public land, had been planned since July of 2004. The families were informed ten days before the demolition of their homes. As of June 30, 2005, none of the families had received alternate accommodation and were living in shacks made from collected materials close to the site of their demolished homes.

(Vjesti, ERRC)


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