We, the students of The Belgrade University,
support the citizens of Serbia who demand protection of
their guaranteed Constitutional rights. A brutal
violation of law and annihilation of the regular
electoral results are an unprecedented attack on the
basic principles of democracy. We are not taking sides
between the party in power and the opposition - what
insist upon is the rule of the law. Any government which
is not willing to acknowledge its own electoral defeat
does not deserve our support and we overtly oppose it.
Therefore, we demand:
recognition of the election results based on the
authentic records of the second round of the
elections held on 17th November 1996, according
to the OSCE report, whose committee was invited
by the authorities of the Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia and commencing an investigation to
determine the responsibilities for the election
of the Chancellor of The Belgrade University,
Prof. Dragutin Velickovic because of his
ignorance of our protest and our demands. His
communication with the students based on orders
and interdictions is not acceptable.
of the student-vice-chancellor of the Belgrade
University, Vojin Djurdjevic, who no more
represents the students, but the party in power.
We appeal on all the participants of the
current political crisis to abstain from any violence.
students of The Belgrade University will endure in their