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The President of the Serbian Football Association was questioned by police on Sunday about the recent arrests of several members of a fan group charged with murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking.
Serbian media said Slavisa Kokeza was questioned about his connections with leaders of the Partizan Belgrade fan group who were arrested earlier this month.
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Kokeza reportedly refused to answer questions and also declined to take a polygraph test during questioning.
Details of the police investigation leaked to the media include alleged killings by members of their rival group, including beheadings and torture in a special “bunker” at Partizan Stadium in the Serbian capital.
Populist Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who often brags about his youth as a radical supporter of rival Partizan, the Belgrade Red Star, said Saturday that some of the “shocking” details of the investigation would be released this week. And that will be the children. warned against it. Lake.
Vucic suggested that members of the fan group wanted to kill him, although his 23-year-old son has often been pictured with their members in recent years.
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Opponents of Vucic say the arrests were apparently made for entertainment purposes, as it is widely believed that the regime has had close ties with football group leaders for years.
Serbia has a history of tolerance to vandalism, which has often resulted in violence and outbreaks of nationalism in stadiums. During the Balkan Wars of the 1990s, many of them joined paramilitary groups known to have been linked to war crimes against other national groups in the former Yugoslavia.
European football association UEFA opened a disciplinary investigation last week after AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered racial abuse in a Europa League match against the Red Star in Belgrade.
When the nationalists returned to power in Serbia nine years ago, right-wing football fans were often seen engaging in pro-government protests promoting a nationalist political agenda. In return, according to analysts, the hooligans were allowed to continue their illegal activities.
In recent years, more than a dozen prominent figures from the country’s football fan groups have been murdered. Most died in Mafia-type murders.