More than four years have passed since the Serbian Liberal Council, together with the Society of Members of the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland, the Society of Political Prisoners and Victims of the Communist Regime, and independent individuals initiated the legal process to officially rehabilitate General Dragoljub–Draza Mihailovich. At the end of 2010 it looked like positive progress was finally being made. However, in January of 2011, "legal technicalities" once again have set back the effort, delaying the process further into the future, the outcome of which remains elusive due to political gameplaying under the guise of legal protocol.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
Although no decent person can deny that proper legal protocol must be followed in any law-abiding civil society, there are always those extenuating circumstances that need to be considered as well.
For more than six decades the shadow of a tragic fratricidal legacy resulting from the civil war in Serbia has hovered over the victors, the defeated ones and their desdendants, and the homeland itself. Everyone has paid the price, including the country. When it finally appeared that the great internal injustices of the past would begin to be corrected and reversed, and that those who had been wrongly persecuted and prosecuted would be vindicated, this vindication is being "delayed" for one reason or another as time marches on.
The matter is now bigger than those, who with the collaboration of the Court, murdered General Mihailovich; it is no longer about SUBNOR, whose only reason for existing is to fight against its own brothers - members of the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland; it is not about one organization vs. another or one political ideology vs. another political ideology. The matter is about whether Serbia is a democratic country where
rights can be guaranteed
and true justice achieved
through the legal system and proper judicial procedure. The matter is about whether or not Serbia is willing to find its soul and finally, finally, finally do the right thing with regards to one of her martyred sons, who was, and remains, one of her finest.
As the date of the great national holiday of Serbia, Serbian Statehood Day, February 15th, also celebrated as Serbian Independence Day and Serbian Armed Forces Day, approaches, it's time to reassert what should be the priorities in the Serbian national consciousness.
This impasse in the Mihailovich rehabilitation process must be reversed now. No more delays. We, the undersigned, invite the Legal institutions of the Republic of Serbia to take vigorous action immediately in order to bring the process of the official Rehabilitation of General Draza Mihailovich to fruition.
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