Accessed 27 May 2000
COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND
MBROJTJEN E TĖ DREJTAVE E TĖ LIRIVE TĖ NJERIUT
on the situation of the human rights and freedoms in
Kosova from December 26 until December
December 26 and December 31, 3 citizens were killed (2 Roma and one person
whose identity could not be confirmed); one Albanian died in the prison of
Prokupla (Serbia). 10 Serbs were wounded (2 heavily) as well as 2 Russian
soldiers (in a mine incident). One Albanian woman was reported
28 – Muhamet Basha (66) from the village of Vraniq near Suhareka died in
the prison of Prokupla.
-at about 10 a.m.,
the corpse of an unidentified person aged about 40 was found at the place
called Vojtesh on the road between Mitrovica and Skėnderaj.
On December 30 - the
corpses of Vehet Demiri (22) from Shtimje and Shabi Guliqi (27) from the
village of Dubrava near Ferizaj, Roma, were found at the place called Mali i
Bylykbashėve in the village of Tėrstenik near Gllogoc.
December 29, 2 Russian soldiers were wounded in a mine accident in the
vicinity of Kamenica. Their vehicle hit a land mine.
December 27, at about 4 p.m., 10 Serbs were wounded in a bomb blast in Vitia.
The wounded (2 with heavy injuries) were taken to the American Camp Bondsteel
in Sojeva near Ferizaj. Dobrivoje Kojiq, Slobodan Deniq, Sreqko Piriq, Trajan
Baloēeviq and Predrag Miliēeviq were among the wounded.
Kidnappings and disappearances
On December 31, Zymrie Xhafer Samadraxha (39) from the village of Banja near
Malisheva, mentally ill, went missing.
Ill-treatments, attacks and provocations
December 31, at about 11 p.m., unidentified persons opened automatic fire on
the shop owned by Shefqet Gashi in the village of Sverka. The shop was
On December 28, unidentified persons looted equipment from the Stantėrg mine
(Tuneli i Parė).
December 27, Ismajl Isa from Hani i Elezit was released from the prison in
Nish (Serbia). Ismajl stated that the following Albanians from Kaēanik are
still being kept under arrest in this prison: Valon Berisha, Sherif Berisha,
Shefket Topojani and Shaban Ēupi.
SUHAREKA: On December
28, the following Albanians from the municipality of Suhareka were released
from the prison in Nish: Mexhid Zenelaj, Nazim Zenelaj, Fatmir Kokollari and
Rexhep Aliaj – from Savrova; Azem Ndrecaj and Ukė Ndrecaj from
Sherif Hamzaj from Mushtisht, Zaim Ēatani from Duhla and Lulzim Sylaj from
December 29, the following were released from different prisons in Serbia:
Igballe Xhafaj (1979) from the village of Mirash near Ferizaj, who was
arrested on January and who gave birth to her son Altin in September (in a
Belgrade hospital); Sylejman Ajeti from Prishtina (released from the prison in
Nish); Skender Mehmeti from Gjakova and Mujė Morina from Prizren (released
from the prison in Leskovc); Ahmet Kastrati from Prizren (released from the
prison in Prokupla) and Bedri Zekaj from Mitrovica (released from the prison
in Mitrovica e Sremit).
Muhamet Desku, who
was recently released from the prison of “Zabela” in Pozharevac brought a list
with the names of the following 80 Albanians who are being kept under arrest
in this prison: Rrahman Elshani, Shaban Elshani, Muharrem Elshani, Ejup
Elshani, Rrahim Elshani, Gėzim Isufi, Gazmend Isufi, Jeton Isufi, Skėnder
Isufi, Ismet Isufi, Avdi Gashi, Adem Gashi, Mentor Berisha, Valon Berisha,
Kadri Zuberi, Fadil Zuberi, Nexhdet Zuberi, Isė Hasi, Raif Hasi, Ismail Hasi,
Fekė Asllani, Pėrparim Asllani and his brother, Muhamet Limani, Jakup Limani,
Shefqet Mulliqi, Istref Mulliqi, Bekim Topalli, Ismet Topalli, Imer Haziri,
Bashkim Haziri, Enver Baleci, Agim Baleci, Mahmut Qorri, Feriz Qorri, Halil
Matoshi, Mevlud Korēa, Mustafė Rrahmani, Shukri Ēitaku, Faruk Murati, Ramadan
Sopjani, Murat Dili, Naman Sulejmani, Ultrim Imeri, Muhamet Jetullahu, Shaip
Rexhepi, Mursel Hajdari, Qamil Kastrati, Hajrullah Peci, Sokol Demaku, Selim
Veliu, Burim Musliu, Agim Bajraktari, Bashkim Kabashi, Haki Ademi, Ejup Sejdiu, Behxhet
Zeneli, Isuf Zariqi, Jashar Kukiqi, Elmi Hoti, Florim Leku,
Bajram Rukolli, Naser Murtezi, Nexhat Ibrahimi, Sinan Tafili, Martin Zefi,
Halil Seferi, Fehmi Beēuku, Sali Patligjani, Jakup Tahiraj, Bashkim Bujupi,
Naim Istogu, Tal Rafuna, Zahir Shkodra, Sami Vitia, Ismet Lladrovci, Besnik
Heta, Shefqet Mala, Ēaush Selca, Shaban Sopi and Ramadan Deliu. In the
meantime, Nexhdet Zuberi, Sinan Tafili and Martin Zefi were transferred to the
prison of Mitrovica e Sremit, whereas, Zahir Shkodra and Sami Vitia to the
prison in Nish.
On December 27, Istref Asllan Mazrreku (20) from Malisheva, was arrested by
the Serbian police in Presheva. Istref and 2 friends of his were returning
December 27, UNMIK released the information that of December 22, a person aged
27 was arrested in connection to the killing of Dragosllav Bashiq on November
28 in Prishtina.
RAHOVEC: On December
28, a Serb indicted for war crimes was arrested in Rahovec. KFOR and UNMIK
sources did not communicate the name of the accused. Yet, Vidosava Matiq
stated that the accused is her husband Sava Matiq (41), a teacher. He was
taken to the prison in Prizren.
Eastern Kosova (Presheva, Bujanoc, Medvegja)
BUJANOC: A police checkpoint was set up in the building of the
“Svetlost” shop in the vicinity of the village of Tėrnoc. Thus, the roads
leading to Malėsia were blocked. Due to this, the pupils from the village of
Maltėrnoc did not attend school for the last 2 days.
December 29, under the pretext of searching for weapons, Portuguese soldiers
and the UNMIK police intervened in the premises of the public order police and
a number of private houses in Klina. Large military forces surrounded the
houses that were being searched. During the search in the premises of the
public order police, KFOR soldiers demolished the building. Those present were
asked, “whether they were members of the PPDK and told to step aside ”.
On December 31, Russian soldiers in the village of Marina stopped Gani Koci, a
member of the sub-CDHRF in Skėnderaj, dealing with the issue of missing
persons as well as those in the prisons of Serbia. Gani and his co-passenger
were stopped for more than 2 hours and told to hand in certain items with the
UCK sign, what they refused to do. The assistant of the municipal
administrator in Skėnderaj (Mr.Xhasper), the UNMIK police and the TMK helped
in calming the situation.
on war criminals
VITI: A list
was found with the names of the following Serbs, employees of the Forest
Economy in Vitia, involved in the activities of the police, military and
paramilitary forces: Dragan Markoviq, Novica Markoviq, Nenad Kovaēeviq, Dragan
Joviq, Branislav Simiq, Nebojsha Stoliq, Marko Radenoviq and Zhivojin
PRISHTINA: A notebook
was found with the names of the following paramilitaries in the house of the
Berisha brothers in the village of Drenoc: Sasha Trajkoviq – commander, Obrad
Milaniq, Dejan Zhiviq, Nikolla Stoliq, Jovica Mihajloviq, Boris Ahmetoviq,
Dalibor Angjelkoviq, Milosh Adamoviq and Ivan Stankoviq. Apart from the
commander, who is from the municipality of Lipjan and used to work in the
Prishtina Hospital, there are no information on the other
10 Albanian families
living in the “Ulpiana” quarter in Prishtina (D-2/, hyrja IV A) gave a joint
statement claiming that their neighbour, Momēillo Momo Miliēeviq (1968), from
the village of Banja near Kurshumlia (Serbia), a worker with the “Beopetrol”
Gas Station in Prishtina, had put pressure on them to leave their homes during
the campaign for the expulsion of the Albanians. According to many
eyewitnesses, the above mentioned in co-operation with: Radenka Beba Buha,
Lilana Iniq and Lubinka Baniēeviq (together with her sister-in-law Zorica
Baniēeviq) have demolished and looted the flats of their Albanian neighbours.
Most of the looted goods were taken to Serbia.
December 24, at about 9 p.m., unidentified persons broke into the warehouse of
the “Handikos” Association in Dragash and looted a considerable amount of
PEJA: The night
between December 24-25, Bajram Jonuz Kastrati (19) from the village of Arbana
(Dushanova) near Prizren, was caught by the public order police in Peja, while
trying to steal a “Golf 2” car. Bajram confessed of having a number of
associates. Later on, he was handed to the UNMIK police.
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