US Action

Officials throughout the U.S. government have been uniformly adamant that Serbia must properly investigate and prosecute those responsible for the deaths of the Bytyqi Brothers. As the three brothers were U.S. citizens, the U.S. government has a responsibility to see these cases resolved.  The FBI and DOJ are actively investigating the case, but are so far unable to breach the wall of silence protecting those at the top.

Seal_of_the_United_States_CongressThe U.S. Congress has been equally adamant — Rep. Lee Zeldin has sponsored the “Bytyqi Resolution” — during the 115th Congress.

The resolution is co-sponsored by four members of the House Committee on Foreign Relations, including Lee Zeldin (R-NY); Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chair of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Senior Member of the Committee; Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Ranking Member on the Committee; and Grace Meng (D-NY).

The resolution resolves that:

  • the United States should devote sufficient resources fully to assist and properly to monitor efforts by the Government of Serbia and its relevant ministries and offices to investigate and prosecute as soon as possible those individuals believed to be responsible for their deaths, directly or indirectly; and
  • progress in resolving this case, or the lack thereof, should remain a significant factor determining the further development of relations between the United States and the Republic of Serbia.

Stay tuned to BytyqiBrothers.org for updates on the efforts of the U.S. government to move these cases.