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News / Serbia 2005
Daily Jurnal POLITIKA, July 21, 2005. / Serbian source
Constitution of inquiry committee for missing babies
Time for truth
Procession of about 3,000 cases which suppose stealing children from maternity hospitals
The inquiry committee, formed by the Republic Parliament, was finally constituted yesterday. Zivodarka Dacin (SPS) was selected as the president and Leila Ruzdic-Trifunovic (DS) as the deputy. The committee will process the documentation of about 3,000 cases which suppose stealing children from maternity hospitals. The results should be known by 20th October but the closing date could be prolonged.
Zivodarka Dacin reminded that the committee could only establish the facts and the rest was the obligation of the State bodies. According to her words there are decade-old cases and there are parents who cannot come to terms with hospital accidents and their children really being dead. But "it's their right to have doubts. We have to establish the facts".
Snezana Stojanovic-Plavsic (G17 plus) warned that the procedure should be taken with great care about everyone's rights, both those who suspect and the adopters. Slobodan Zivkucin (SDPO) said "since these are monstrous acts we are dealing with, I require the suggestion for proceeding matters. I wouldn't like the parents to turn out to be right and that nothing can be done to help them."