Paravinja involved in the murder of Serbian journalist Dada Vujasinović?

"He is so afraid of returning to Serbia that there is a possibility that he lied about killing Antonia, just so that he would be handed over to the Croatian police and authorities, not the Serbian ones."
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Dragan Paravinja, trial of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Photo: Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dragan Paravinja, trial of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Photo: Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ažurirano: 06.08.2011. 11:22h

Croatian daily Jutarnji list writes that Dragan Paravinja, the truck driver accused of murdering the girl Antonija Bilić from Drniš, is connected to the murder of journalist Dada Vujasinović.

According to the newspaper, Dragan Paravinja was involved in the organization of the murder of Serbian journalist Radislava Dada Vujasinović, from 1994, which has not been solved to this day.

Dada Vujasinović wrote harshly against Željko Ražnatović Arkan, who threatened her personally.

Paravinja's connection with this case could shed new light on the case of the missing Antonija Bilić from Drniš.

Investigators are now opening up the possibility that Paravinja lied in his testimony in Banja Luka.

"He is so afraid of returning to Serbia that there is a possibility that he lied about killing Antonia, just to be handed over to the Croatian police and authorities, and not to the Serbian authorities. What we can say with certainty is that Paravinja either participated in the organization of that murder or is firmly connected with the organizers," the paper quoted a high-ranking source from the Croatian Interior Ministry as saying.

Paravinja himself confirmed to the Croatian investigators that "he knows a lot about the case of Dada Vujasinović", but he still does not want to talk about it.

"The MUP of Serbia has recently been checking the information that Paravinja has something to do with the murder of Vujasinović," Milorad Veljović, director of the Serbian police, told Jutarnji list, adding that the Serbian police are checking some information with their colleagues from Croatia, but that they do not want to prejudge the matter.

He confirmed that the police had received information linking Paravinja to the murder of Vujasinović, but he did not reveal the source of the information.

Serbian investigators believe that Paravinja's connection with the murder of Vujasinović could open the way to solving a series of other murders in Serbia, the newspaper writes and briefly reports that her death has been investigated as a murder for the past two years.

Dragan Paravinja was arrested on June 26 in the area of ​​Srpac in Bosnia and Herzegovina after a several-day search.

He admitted to the police in Banja Luka, and in front of the BiH court he denied the murder of Antonija Bilić, who was last seen on June 7 when she was getting into the truck he was driving on the river bridge, which was confirmed by forensic findings - blood and hair strands, as well as statements witness.

At the first hearing after his extradition from Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he was previously sentenced to two years and ten months in prison for attempted rape, Paravinja claimed that he was nowhere near Drniš on June 7, that Antonija got into his truck and that the evidence was planted, but in the meantime, several witnesses were heard, among them the man who saw Antonia getting into the truck.

In Serbia, Paravinja was sentenced to 4,5 years in prison for rape

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