November 07, 2003

ERP KiM Newsletter 07-11-03

Undeniable Evidence Against K/Albanian Terrorism - How Long Will UNMIK and the Hague Tribunal Keep Eyes Closed and Tolerate Ethnic Cleansing


How Long Will the Perpetrators of These Crimes Enjoy Immunity (collection of photos showing some Kosovo Serb victims who were killed or suffered by ethnic Albanian extremists after the beginning of the UN/KFOR peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. Neither of these cases have been fully investigated and resolved by the UN police
(Please be advised that the following photo in larger format contains disturbing details that may not be suitable for some of our recipients. Click and enlarge the photo at your own discretion.)
(legend: destroyed Nis Express bus - 11 victims, unidentified Serb woman beaten in Kosovo Polje by ethnic Albanians, body of Slavoljub Radunovic killed in Pec in 2000, ruins of the Holy Trinity church near Pec, Bogdan Bukumiric one of victims of the Gorazdevac river massacre Aug 2003, Bishop Amfilohije reads requiem service to three Serbs slaughtered in Belo Polje near Pec, Borka Basic 81 killed with her son prof. Basic in Pristina by ethinc Albanians, bodies of 17 Serb farmers killed in Staro Gracko July 99, Fr. Nenad Nespalic reads prayer over found bodies of abducted and killed Serbs near Pec)

Contents:

Testimony on the Genesis of Evil - White Book on Albanian terrorism in Kosovo
The book addresses the continuity of terrorist activities by Albanian extremists, beginning with the constituting of the parallel system of Albanian government in Kosovo and Metohija and the pretensions of the so-called Government of the Republic of Kosovo headed by Bujar Bukoshi, covering the founding of FARK and the armed forces of "the Republic of Kosovo", which united separation-oriented former officers of the former Yugoslav People's Army, to the founding of the "Kosovo Liberation Army" /KLA/, which at the time of the NATO bombing had more than 20,000 armed members, and the KLA's transformation and engagement of the former terrorists in the Kosovo Protection Corps.

Serbian Justice Minister Requests Extradiction of Albanian terrorists or their trial before UNMIK Judiciary - full text of Dr. Batic's Open letter to UNMIK chief H. Holkeri

Following my request, as Justice Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, addressed to you, insisting that you either extradite the Albanian terrorists and war criminals headed by Thaci, Cheku and Haradinaj to Serbian authorities or try them before the UNMIK judiciary, I received a response from your deputy, Charles Brayshaw. His letter states that UNMIK is not in possession of documentation and evidence of their guilt, the determination of which falls under the authority of the UNMIK judiciary, that the Serbian state has no jurisdiction to issue warrants, and goes on to suggest that the Ministry of Justice initiate the process for rescinding the warrants and that it inform Interpol of this.

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"White" Book on Albanian Terrorism and Organized Crime in Kosovo and Metohohija


One of the maps from the "White Book" showing KLA commanders responsible for ethnic crimes on their territory. After the war in 1999 these KLA leaders organized campaign of ethnic terror in which many innocent civilians of all ethnicities suffered, primarily Kosovo Serbs. (clik on the map opens a map in larger format) Map provided by Glas Javnosti daily /kosovo1-v.jpg

Testimony on the Genesis of Evil
On 200 pages, with the aid of photographs and maps, the book provides answers to many questions, beginning with how the criminals, who are hiding behind nationalist goals, divided the spheres of interest in Kosovo and Metohija, to information on crimes and victims

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Glas Javnosti daily, Belgrade
November 6, 2003


By LJILJANA STALETOVIC

"Albanian terrorism and organized crime in Kosovo and Metohija" is the title of the "white" book recently issued by the Government of the Republic of Serbia in order to inform the public regarding the real goals of Albanian nationalist leaders and their activities. On almost 200 pages, richly illustrated with photographs and maps, the book provides answers to many questions, beginning with how criminals, who are hiding behind nationalist goals, divided the spheres of interest in Kosovo and Metohija, to information on crimes and victims. The Serbian Government's "white" book, which also contains statements by officials of the international community, also demonstrates how the sanctions imposed by the international community on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and the trade blockade of the Republic of Macedonia by Greece, contributed to the relocation of established drug smuggling routes from Turkey toward the Western European through the territory of Albania and Kosovo and Metohija. This problem is also faced by UN forces today.

One of the biggest obstacles facing UN forces is the Albanian mafia, which is using nationalist slogans of the Kosovo Albanians when this corresponds to its needs, observed Barry Fletcher, the spokesman of the UNMIK police, in June of this year.

The book quotes Fletcher as saying that every time UNMIK police arrests one of the gangster leaders, he wraps himself in the Albanian flag and the streets are flooded with demonstrators. This is not a society affected by organized crime but a society based on organized crime, stated Fletcher.

What is the actual basis of society in Kosovo and Metohija today?

- The book addresses the continuity of terrorist activities by Albanian extremists, beginning with the constituting of the parallel system of Albanian government in Kosovo and Metohija and the pretensions of the so-called Government of the Republic of Kosovo headed by Bujar Bukoshi, covering the founding of FARK and the armed forces of "the Republic of Kosovo", which united separation-oriented former officers of the former Yugoslav People's Army, to the founding of the "Kosovo Liberation Army" /KLA/, which at the time of the NATO bombing had more than 20,000 armed members, and the KLA's transformation and engagement of the former terrorists in the Kosovo Protection Corps.

The book also addresses related information regarding the creation, goals and activities of the "Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac" /OVPMB/ and the "National Army of Liberation" /ONA/, responsible for the initiation of armed activities on the territory of southern Serbia and western Macedonia, and the "Albanian National Army" /ANA/, which is attempting to impose itself as the umbrella organization of all Albanian terrorist and separatist groups in the region. This year the ANA has intensified its armed activities to the accompaniment of a powerful media propaganda.

There are detailed explanations of the role of the Albanian emigrant community in the course of events, as well as of the pan-Islamic factor.

- The book also provides statistics regarding the victims of aggression in Kosovo and Metohija. Since the arrival of international forces /June 1999/ to August 23, 2003 Albanian terrorists on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija and the /southern Serbian/ municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja have carried out a total of 6.751 attacks, 5.962 of them targeting Serbs and Montenegrins, 207 targeting Albanians and 335 targeting persons of other nationalities. In the same period, 57 attacks were carried out against police and a total of 10 attacks were carried out against representatives of the Serbia and Montenegro Army. In these activities, a total of 1,206 people were killed, and 1,319 civilians and 15 policemen were wounded. The fate of 846 persons, out of a total of 1,146 abducted, still remains unknown.


During the course of the year 2003, Albanian terrorists carried out 338 terrorist attacks, killing 14, wounding 57 and kidnapping three persons, the majority of whom are Serbs and Montenegrins. Especially concerning, notes the book, is the increase in the number of ethnic Albanian murders of past or potential witnesses against indicted members of the KLA.

The book concludes with a list of 156 names, photographs and biographies of terrorists and members of organized crime structures in Kosovo and Metohija, citing also the crimes they have committed.

In deluxe edition, rich with information from both our own, as well as foreign, services and police, this book can aid and assist all those who are fighting against terrorism, drug abuse, people smuggling...

Scandals

The claim that Albanians from Kosovo and Metohija are trading drugs for weapons has been confirmed in multiple scandals. In 1999 an Italian court in Brindisi sentenced an Albanian heroin dealer who admitted that he was exchanging drugs from the mafia for weapons destined for the KLA. Another Albanian in the Czech Republic ordered light artillery weapons and rocket systems. According to Czech police sources, the weapons were destined for the KLA.

Expulsion

In mid-2003 Western media asserted that since June 1999, the majority of terrorist attacks were carried out by Albanian extremists against Serbs and members of other ethnic minorities. The result was the expulsion of almost 240,000 non-Albanians from Kosovo and Metohija, while those stayed remain grouped in isolated enclaves.

Ties to crime

In 2000 the magazine "International Police Review" published an article regarding the KLA's ties to crime. The article claims that members of the KLA are not smuggling drugs but are financially dependent on those who do, which gives criminals "the possibility of influencing an army of 30,000 armed men who rule post-war Kosovo".

Protection

Most criminal activity in Kosovo and Metohija is carried out within "fishes" or family clans, which are interconnected and work in collaboration with similar criminal groups in other European countries, primarily Turkey, Albania and Bulgaria. Some clans are forced to pay the terrorist ANA monthly contributions of up to 100,000 euros in order to enjoy its "protection".

ANA organization|

The ANA is organized according to territorial principles into divisions with headquarters. The "Adem Jashari" division, based in Gnjilane, is active in Kosovo and Metohija in the district called "Dardania". In western Macedonia or "Ilyrida", there is the "Skenderbeg" division, based in Debar and Tetovo. The "Malesia" division covers the region of the same name in Montenegro, based in Ulcinj and directly connected with a base in Skadar. The "Chameria" division is responsible for carrying out activities in southern Serbia and northern Greece.
In the strategic and tactical sense, the ANA is predisposed to guerrilla battle, with speedy strikes against military and police formations in the region of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, as well as the Republic of Macedonia, followed by the withdrawal of the perpetrators to Kosovo and Metohija, the location of their logistical base, functioning with the participation of part of the Kosovo Protection Corps.

Gangster heaven|

During the year 2000 Western media described Kosovo and Metohija as a "gangster heaven", that is, as a territory increasingly seen by European leaders as a base of organized crime, especially drug smuggling. In its report from that year, representatives of the Council of Europe expressed concern due to the ties between the former KLA and members of the Kosovo Protection Corps, and by the fact that KPC also includes former policemen of Albanian nationality who are widely suspected of being corrupt.

Clans

Albania is the biggest money laundering and drug smuggling center in the Balkans. In addition to the most powerful and dangerous mafia clan of Kula, which controls part of the narcotics trade from Turkey, smuggles weapons and refugees into Italy, the Abazi family is also active in drugs and weapons smuggling, and the Borici fish works in collaboration with Italian criminal bands involved in illegal drug trading and prostitution. The membership of the Brokaj group, involved in drugs and weapons and smuggling and prostitution, is noteworthy in that includes former politicians and members of the former secret service, Sigurimi. Also active in the region are the organized groups Haklaj, Kerkiku, Causi, Cehu, Kakami and Hasani.

Ties with bin Laden

At the 18th Islamic Conference held in October 1998 in Pakistan Albanian separatism in Kosovo and Metohija was defined as a jihad /holy war/ and there is evidence of Osama bin Laden's to the KLA, first and foremost, to Hashim Thaci and Ramush Haradinaj. Macedonian security forces have information that bin Laden is one of the most significant financiers of the terrorist ONA. By June 2001 bin Laden reportedly contributed between six and seven million dollars to finance this organization.

UNMIK launches investigation of decapitation photo

UNMIK spokesman Niraj Sing confirmed that UNMIK had received a copy of the photograph where persons in KLA uniforms are holding human heads that was published by Serbian media and that an international prosecutor has been appointed to head an investigation. His task will include determining whether the photograph is authentic or a photo montage. UNMIK will not comment further while the investigation is in process.
"Glas" also contacted the Hague tribunal regarding the same matter. Florence Hartmann /Domankusic/ stated that the tribunal had knowledge of the photograph through its local office in Belgrade but she was unable to say whether the prosecutor's office would also initiate an investigation at this time.

Political assassinations

The primary reason for the significant number of so-called politically motivated murders is the rivalry between FARK, a formation of professional soldiers, and the heterogeneous, criminalized KLA and ANA groups. The greatest number of victims of these attacks have been key figures of Ibrahim Rugova's Democratic Alliance of Kosovo /DSK/.

The KLA has a budget of 1.2 million German marks earmarked for the liquidation of DSK activists, members of the government of the "Republic of Kosovo" and FARK commanders. A group called the "Eagles" /Orlovi/, with direct ties to /the Albanian secret service agency/ SIK, was responsible for carrying out these activities.


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Related Pages:

Who is Who Among Albanians
http://crisis.vmacedonia.com/Licnosti/licnosti.htm

Web Site in Macedonian with basic information on leading Kosovo/Macedonian ethnic Albanian extremists most of whom are already on the black list of President Bush and EU

Post-war Golgotha of Kosovo Serbs
/default2.html

A part of kosovo.net Web Site documenting crimes and human rights abuses by Kosovo Albanian extremists

Kosovo Liberation Army - Truth in Facts and Testimonies
/kla2.html
An extensive collection of links, texts and photos proving that the KLA and its present day satelites (ANA, ONA, UCPMB, TMK) are nothing but the same terrorist organization responsible for grave crimes against Serb, Roma, Bosniak, Macedonian and Albanian residents of Kosovo Province and Macedonia


Serbian Justice Minister Requests Extradiction of Kosovo Albanian Terrorists or Their Trial before UNMIK Judiciary
ERP KIM info service subarticle

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Glas Javnosti daily, Belgrade
November 6, 2003

Minister Batic's Open Letter to Harri Holkeri



Dr. Vladan Batic, Serbian Justice Minister and one of leaders of anti-Milosevic opposition
Serbian Ministry of Justice will not rescind Interpol warrants against former KLA leaders
"It is my hope, Mr. Holkeri, that once you have seen the most horrible photographs of crimes I am forwarding to you, you will not consider amnestying them, either".
 

Dear Mr. Holkeri:

Following my request, as Justice Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, addressed to you, insisting that you either extradite the Albanian terrorists and war criminals headed by Thaci, Cheku and Haradinaj to Serbian authorities or try them before the UNMIK judiciary, I received a response from your deputy, Charles Brayshaw.

His letter states that UNMIK is not in possession of documentation and evidence of their guilt, the determination of which falls under the authority of the UNMIK judiciary, that the Serbian state has no jurisdiction to issue warrants, and goes on to suggest that the Ministry of Justice initiate the process for rescinding the warrants and that it inform Interpol of this. Despite the fact that all the evidence regarding the responsibility of Thaci, Cheku and Haradinaj has already been provided to UNMIK and that your predecessors are well aware of these circumstances, in order to ensure that we are on the same page in our future conversations the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia will immediately provide you, sir, with a complete copy of the court records with tens of thousands of pages of evidence regarding crimes committed against Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, the most monstrous crimes seen in Europe since World War II.

In addition to these court records, we will also provide you with evidence collected by the Military Judiciary, the Military Intelligence Service, the Security Information Agency, the Committee for Collecting Information on Crimes against Humanity and International Law, the Ministry of Internal Affairs /Serbian state police/, and the Coordinating Center for Kosovo and Metohija, with the exception of those documents classified as state or military secrets or related to the protection of witness identities.

This evidence demonstrates, in completely uncontestable fashion, who is responsible for more than 7,000 terrorist attacks resulting in the murder of over 1,200 people, the wounding of about 1,350, the expulsion of 340,000 non-Albanian inhabitants, the usurpation or torching of 107,000 homes, the perfidious murders of some seventy innocent children, the ritual beheadings of selected victims, as if we still lived in the Middle Ages (one such photograph was published yesterday in Vecernje Novosti, the most widely read daily newspaper in Serbia), the establishment of detention camps for Serbs, the destruction or torching of more than one hundred churches and monasteries, the desecration of several hundred cemeteries and so on.

I would like to request that you appoint a representative from your Administration who will accept this evidence, in the presence of media and with a signed acknowledgement, in order to avoid a repetition of the claim, at some point in the future, that UNMIK did not receive the necessary documentation.

As far as the warrants are concerned, the State of Serbia has no jurisdiction in this matter solely according to your interpretation. If that is indeed the case, why do you then ask the State of Serbia to initiate the process the rescind the warrants through the Ministry of Justice?

For your information, the Ministry of Justice is not authorized to issue or rescind warrants. This is done by the courts and the police, first within the country, and later abroad, through Interpol. As Justice Minister, even if I had such powers, I would never do so because it would mean amnestying the greatest living terrorists in Europe.

It is my hope, Mr. Holkeri, that once you have seen the most horrible photographs of crimes I am forwarding to you, you will not consider amnestying them, either.

If the UNMIK judiciary decides, after this, to arrest and put Thaci, Cheku, Haradinaj and the others on the trial bench, then that will be a sign that justice will be served and warrants can be discussed at that time.

As I noted in my previous letter, the only thing that is abnormal in this situation is that criminals such as these still remain free, even holding certain public and political offices. You need to put an end to this, Mr. Holkeri. I sincerely hope that you will do so very soon.

Yours truly,
JUSTICE MINISTER
DR. VLADAN BATIC


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