Four spared jail over 2008 embassy attacks
US officials have insisted that suspects be held responsible but no-one has so far been imprisoned for the torching.
The court said yesterday that four suspects were guilty of committing a “grave act against public security” by throwing rocks and breaking windows at the embassy building, after which torches were thrown inside starting the fire.
It sentenced the four to suspended six-month and five-month prison terms.
The court also said there was not enough evidence to convict the remaining three suspects.
Zelimir Cabrilo, a lawyer for one of the acquitted defendants, said after the court ruling that the embassy attack was a political event that should have been handled “through political means”.
Serbia’s prosecutors separately brought charges against five police officials in connection with the rioting but that trial has not started yet.