More than two years after launching an initiative to impose a life sentence for murderers of children, the Serbian Parliament voted for Tijana's law, which introduced the life imprisonment for the most serious crimes.
By imposing a sentence of life imprisonment, which is envisaged by the initiative of the Tijana Juric Foundation, instead of a sentence of 30 to 40 years, we received a clearer distinction between a life sentence and the one with a time period.
In January this year, after the Minister of Justice Nela Kuburovic set up a Working Group on Amendments to the Criminal Code on December 31, 2018, President Aleksandar Vucic announced the introduction of a life imprisonment sentence.
After a series of meetings of the working group, exactly one month ago, on April 20, the Ministry of Justice adopted all proposals of the Foundation "Tijana Juric". The draft law included a sentence for life, with no conditional release for the cases of murder of children and pregnant women. The is a conditional release for other cases of life sentences.
The life sentence is just a part of the set of changes in the Criminal Code. Other amendments to the law mainly concern the intensification of penalties for the perpetrators, the more strict processing of drug lords, and special criminal act is introduced, attack on lawyers.
The initiator of this is Igor Juric, a man who lost his daughter Tijana (14) who was killed by a butcher from Surcin, Dragan Djuric.
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