Source: Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade
No valid evidence against Flora Brovina
November 12, 1999
The Humanitarian Law Center considers that the evidence presented at the
trial of Dr Flora Brovini at the District Court in Nis is far from
conclusive. Dr Brovini, chair of the League of Albanian Women in
Kosovo, is charged with conspiracy for the purpose of hostile activity
The prosecution's case against Dr Brovini is based exclusively on a
receipt for a quantity of knitting wool, medicines and medial supplies,
and a photograph showing Dr Brovini with a member of the Kosovo
Liberation Army that were allegedly found in her possession. At the
trial, Dr Brovini denied all counts of the indictment. She said the
League of Albanian Women was a legally registered peace organization
which provided relief aid to women and children from war-affected
areas. She added that the materials found on the League's premises were
received from domestic and foreign humanitarian organizations, and that
customs documentation exists to prove this.
The trial was adjourned until 25 November when the court is to hear the
testimony of a witness, Dr Dobrasin Krdzic, in order to determine the
quantity and kind of medical supplies found at the League's offices.
Since the defense does not deny this fact, the proceedings are thus
being unnecessarily prolonged. As a result, Dr Brovini, who suffers from
a serious heart condition, will remain in custody. She was arrested on
10 April this year.