Serbian intellectuals are banned from entering Montenegro

Serbian intellectuals are banned from entering Montenegro

 The Montenegrin police directorate decited on Thursday for some Serbian intellectuals, including Matija Beckovic, to be banned from entering the country, according to the Montenegrin Interior Ministry's press release.

"The crossing of the border, except the Serbian nationalist poet Matija Beckovic, are also banned the historians Cedomir Antic and Aleksandar Rakovic, as well as the Serbian politician Dejan Mirovic," the communiqué says.

The list of the banned Serbian intelectuals is given to the Montenegrin Police, becuasue according to authorities they life is at risk in Montenegro.

The Serbian intellectuals who were denied the entry have been warned to not participate in the proserb demonstration on the occasion of the Podgorica Assembly, which is considered the date of Serbian hegemony to Montenegrin citizenship after World War I

Montenegrin security services estimate that "the persons in question pose a threat to the security of the state because of their hostile attitude towards Montenegro's independence."

Meanwhile, the Montenegrin Parliament has stopped work Thursday following the verbal conflict of Liberal Party chairman Andrija Popovic and one of the pro-Serb leader Milan Knezevic.

Former MPs of the Montenegrin Parliament have proposed to organize a Collegium in which the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be invited to be asked of why the four Serbian intellectuals were banned from entering Montenegro.

Even the MP of the Democratic Front, Andria Mandic, has asked for a response why the Ministry of Internal Affairs took such a decision, as thy were criminals.

Montenegro's deputy chairman, Branimir Gvozdenovic, emphasized that this point can not be opened for debate because it is not foreseen in the agenda, as some MPs have demanded. 

"We have proposed the organization of the Collegium, where we will discuss this topic and will invite the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to exchange information", - Gvozdenovic said.
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