April 11, 2003

ERP KIM Newsletter 11-04-03

WHY ARE KOSOVO SERBS PROTESTING

Protests of Kosovo Serbs against Steiner's policy continue. For them Steiner has lost not only political, but also moral credibility with his openly proalbanian stances and his attempts to establish independent Kosovo


WHY ARE KOSOVO SERBS PROTESTING, Fr. Sava Janjic
The transfer of further powers to such provisional Kosovo institutions represents a justifiable cause for concern on the part of Kosovo-Metohija Serbs, who are afraid that the Albanians will thus get all institutional mechanism to use in contiuing to pressure the Serb people, all under the guise of legality and multiethnicity. So far only UNMIK's last word on many issues has ensured at least some semblance of artificial balance and provided some guarantee for the Serbs. On the day when all vital functions are in the hands of the majority ethnic community, the Serbs will be presented with an accomplished fact and local UNMIK officials in charge of human rights will only be able to express "serious concerns" and to appeal to the Albanian institutions to act more correctly toward the Serbs. Steiner, it is true, has promised that defense, security and foreign affairs are to remain under the jurisdiction of UNMIK; however, this promise instills little confidence when every day all around us the Serbs see the notorious Kosovo Protection Corps actively preparing for transformation into a Kosovo army, while the highest officials of the government and the Province use every international meeting to promote their vision of an independent, Albanian Kosovo MORE

SECOND DAY OF PEACEFUL SERB PROTESTS IN KOSOVO - LEPOSAVIC
Participants again chanted "for Serbia – not independent Kosovo", warning the international community that Serbs won't accept UNMIK chief Michael Steiner’s intention to "create an independent Kosovo by transferring powers to temporary institutions", BETA

KFOR SEARCH OPERATION IN SERB VILLAGES IN OBILIC MUNICIPALITY
Rada Trajkovic: Instead of combating Albanian extremism, KFOR is, as usual, raiding Serb houses, as if the Serbs were attacking and killing themselves. Bishop Artemije: We are not contesting authority of KFOR to enforce law but we object double standards. If KFOR had searched so thorougly Kosovo Ablanian villages there would have not been so many Albanian armed attacks on Serb population

DURING KFOR SEARCH IN SERB VILLAGES ALBANIANS BURN ONE MORE SERB HOUSE IN OBILIC
while KFOR was engaged in search operation in Serb villages of Plemetina, Crkvena Vodica and Janjine vode in Obilic municipality in the town of Obilic Kosovo Albanian extremists have according to the local sources set fire to the house of Serb Pavle Milic

TOLERANCE AS A PREREQUISITE - COVIC ON TRANSFER OF POWERS
We know that with Resolution 1244 is predicted transfer of authorities, but there is an open question, when and in what way that should happen, and which institutions we are going to give that," stated Covic, reminding that there is no multiethnic institutions in Kosovo

CRIMINAL GANGS THREAT WITH MURDER LDK ACTIVISTS AND SUPPORTERS IN DECANI
Armed and masked Albanian extremists appear in Decani Municipality and threaten to kill supporters of Ibrahim Rugova and his LDK party - Bota Sot

KOSOVO ASSEMBLY REQUESTS JUDICIARY AND CONSTITUTIONAL COURT
Serb MPs have requested a larger proportion of Serb judges and prosecutors in Kosovo, arguing that there is a lack of security for Serbs and that the plan for repatriation of Serbs has not been implemented - BETA

SERB RETURNS IN OBILIC UNDER QUOTATION MARK
The biggest problem is the security issue. In the past month alone, there have been three grenade attacks against Serbs in this town. Since the arrival of international forces over 200 Serb houses in Obilic were burned down or completely destroyed, said Jakovljevic

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WHY ARE KOSOVO SERBS PROTESTING

The transfer of further powers to such provisional Kosovo institutions represents a justifiable cause for concern on the part of Kosovo-Metohija Serbs, who are afraid that the Albanians will thus get all institutional mechanism to use in contiuing to pressure the Serb people, all under the guise of legality and multiethnicity

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Fr. Sava Janjic
Editor, ERP KIM Info Service

Gracanica, April 10, 2003

Protest gatherings of Serbs who are dissatisfied with the openly pro-Albanian policies of UNMIK chief Michael Steiner have been announced throughout Kosovo and Metohija. Steiner is criticized for wanting to see rapid transfer of UNMIK powers to local (read: Albanian) institutions which, in the opinion of local Serbs, will enable the Albanians to continue their previous non-institutional repression against the Serbs through institutions. Of course, UNMIK representatives proudly claim that powers are being transferred to multiethnic institutions where local Serbs are participating, too. In reality, no one can deny that Kosovo institutions are formally multiethnic; however, after more than a year of work in "multiethnic composition", the Serbs have not been able to improve their difficult positions in the least through these institutions. Over 230,000 Serb and Roma refugees still cannot return to their homes, and the remaining Serbs in the Province continue to live in their isolated enclaves without fundamental rights and freedoms. Examples of discrimination in all institutions are numerous, beginning with the Kosovo and Metohija Parliament itself and including local municipal governments, where an occasional Serb formally serves as a "multiethnic" decoration for institutions where sovereign power and influence lie exclusively with Kosovo Albanians.

The other minority communities are completely marginal on the political scene of the Province, and seek primarily to avoid any conflict with the majority community in the hope that this will make it easier for them to subsist and survive under their government. Signs in Serbian have been systematically removed everywhere and, not infrequently, municipal buildings and offices have been decorated by inescapable flags of the Republic of Albania, busts of Skenderbeg or posters of Adem Jashari and his daughters. UNMIK remains persistent in tolerating such behavior despite the fact that it represents an open threat to the publicly proclaimed "multiethnic" concept of the new Kosovo society.

JUSTIFIABLE CAUSE FOR CONCERN

The transfer of further powers to such provisional Kosovo institutions represents a justifiable cause for concern on the part of Kosovo-Metohija Serbs, who are afraid that the Albanians will thus get all institutional mechanism to use in contiuing to pressure the Serb people, all under the guise of legality and multiethnicity. So far only UNMIK's last word on many issues has ensured at least some semblance of artificial balance and provided some guarantee for the Serbs. On the day when all vital functions are in the hands of the majority ethnic community, the Serbs will be presented with an accomplished fact and local UNMIK officials in charge of human rights will only be able to express "serious concerns" and to appeal to the Albanian institutions to act more correctly toward the Serbs. Steiner, it is true, has promised that defense, security and foreign affairs are to remain under the jurisdiction of UNMIK; however, this promise instills little confidence when every day all around us the Serbs see the notorious Kosovo Protection Corps actively preparing for transformation into a Kosovo army, while the highest officials of the government and the Province use every international meeting to promote their vision of an independent, Albanian Kosovo.

The consequences of transferring essential powers to the Kosovo institutions will be especially disastrous for the state interests of Serbia in this region. In the last four years UNMIK has made great efforts to achieve essential self-government in Kosovo and Metohija while at the same time consciously failing to leave any form of provision for the establishment of Kosovo's "substantial autonomy" in its ties with its motherland, i.e., with Serbia and Montenegro. The late premier Zoran Djindjic correctly stated that if the process of transferring powers continues, Serbia will be presented with an accomplished fact and there will be no issue left on which to negotiate. Basically, the only thing left on the table will be the demand for formal recognition of an already de facto created independent state and Belgrade will find itself under great international pressure to demonstrate its "cooperativeness and flexibility". Of course, the Kosovo Serbs in this case will hardly be asked for their opinion; they will be forced to chose between a completely uncertain life in an independent, Albanian Kosovo or final departure from this region.

UNMIK REFUSES PROPOSAL OF THE SERBIAN GOVERNMENT

Security Council Resolution 1244, it is true, foresees the transfer of powers to local institutions; however, it also assumes that these institutions will be truly, not only superficially, multiethnic. As well, the transfer of powers is foreseen within the context of the "substantial autonomy" of Kosovo and Metohija within the framework of internationally-recognized borders of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, i.e., of Serbia and Montenegro. Therefore, the request of the Serbian Government during the recent meeting of premier Zivkovic and Michael Steiner that the transfer of powers be delayed because Kosovo institutions are not yet mature enough for such responsibility is completely logical. Unfortunately, Michael Steiner rejected the proposal on the spot and continues to insist on the transfer of powers even though, in the words of Serbian vice president Nebojsa Covic, this seriously destabilizes and radicalizes the situation in the Province. Consequently, Serb delegates in the Kosovo and Metohija Parliament are now faced with a serious dilemma because their continued participation in institutions increasingly resembling those of an independent state is less and less justified. Daily Serb protests show that the people are not ready to re-elect their representatives to participate in such institutions at any price. The decision of the Return (Povratak) Coalition will largely determine its future because if it decides to remain in Kosovo institutions against the will of the people, it will be completely marginalized. On the other hand, the Serb National Councils of Kosovo and Metohija, and of Northern Kosovo, are increasingly emerging as the most influential political force among Kosovo Serbs, enjoying the open support of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Although UNMIK attempted to marginalize the SNC and even to discredit Dr. Milan Ivanovic with false accusations, it is increasingly apparent that the international community must work with the real forces on the ground, whether they like it or not.

While on the one hand, Steiner persistently accuses the SNC's of Kosovo and Metohija and Northern Kosovo that the creation of the Union of Serb Municipalities and Municipal Settlements will result in the building of monoethnic institutions, official Kosovo institutions are increasingly monoethnic institutions which represent the interests of only one part of citizens of Albanian nationality. For ordinary Serbs Rexhepi and Rugova are representatives of completely foreign institutions, which is further supported by the frequent statements of these officials regarding the creation of an independent Kosovo against the will of all citizens of the Province. Insisting on the forced integration of the Serbs into a society which does not offer them even minimal conditions for a dignified and free life will only result in strengthening Serb resistance and further radicalization of the situation on the ground.

STEINER'S POLICY IS DESTABILIZING SECURITY IN KOSOVO AND THE REGION

Viewed as a whole the situation in the Province is increasingly explosive, even though UNMIK and KFOR persistently seek to create the impression of stability and better security for all citizens. The gap between the Serb and Albanian communities is growing ever wider precisely with respect to the institutions which should unite them. Further unrest is caused by news of increasingly frequent appearances by new Albanian paramilitary units. Although UNMIK and KFOR persistently deny the presence of the Albanian National Army in Kosovo and Metohija, the most recent incidents in Decani, where armed masked men opened fire on police, and trials of members of this organization in Gnjilane clearly demonstrate that UNMIK and KFOR representatives are not ready to go public with all their information. Since the very arrival of UNMIK and KFOR in Kosovo and Metohija one of the main priorities has been to avoid conflict with Albanian extremists who enjoy the undisputed authority of national heroes in their community. However, as events on the ground show, this strategy could backfire on the international community and the Kosovo Albanians themselves like a very dangerous boomerang.

Like the Red Berets and various mafia clans in Serbia which hid their dirty work behind so-called "Serb patriotism", in Kosovo and Metohija there are similar networks of former KLA members who are now again transforming into new groups of wealthy mafia clans and freshly emerged politicians who until yesterday were using Kalashnikovs and Zolyas instead of "democratic arguments". An independent Kosovo is their only hope of using political institutions to protect their enormous illegally acquired capital and power gained in the most dubious ways. For the public, they are only patriots and fighters for national interests. Fortunately, like in Serbia there is an increasing number of Kosovo Albanians who are realizing what is hiding behind the kitschy facade of nationalist messages. The only question is whether the Kosovo Albanians will also be able to gather enough strength to begin confronting this evil and whether they will be assisted in this by UNMIK and KFOR, who are quite cognizant of the existing reality.

The only hope remaining for Serbs is that Steiner's departure, unofficially announced for June of this year, will enable Kosovo and Metohija institutions to gradually return within the framework foreseen by Resolution 1244, and signal the beginning of constructive Serbian-Albanian dialogue enabling the two sides to find a common ground leading to the first compromises. Of course, this will only be possible if an active battle against the networks of organized crime, mafia and paramilitary units which enjoy the political protection of some parties and the highest political leaders is carried out in Kosovo and Metohija. Until those essential changes in the policies of the international community in Kosovo and Metohija occur, it is entirely possible that an even greater gap will be created and multiethnic conflict will intensify, with unforeseeable consequences not only for security in the Province but throughout the entire region.


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SECOND DAY OF PEACEFUL SERB PROTESTS IN KOSOVO - LEPOSAVIC
Participants again chanted "for Serbia – not independent Kosovo", warning the international community that Serbs won't accept UNMIK chief Michael Steiner’s intention to "create an independent Kosovo by transferring powers to temporary institutions".

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BETA
April 10, 2003


LEPOSAVIC -- Thursday – Several hundred Kosovo Serbs assembled for a rally in central Leposavic today in protest at the transfer of UNMIK powers to Kosovo’s temporary, ethnic-Albanian run, institutions.

The rally, organised by the Serb National Council of northern Kosovo and the Serb National Council of Kosovo, follows yesterday’s peaceful protest of a 1000 Kosovo Serbs in the Kosovo town of Gracanica.

Participants again chanted "for Serbia – not independent Kosovo", warning the international community that Serbs won't accept UNMIK chief Michael Steiner's intention to "create an independent Kosovo by transferring powers to temporary institutions".

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KFOR SEARCH OPERATION IN SERB VILLAGES OF OBILIC MUNICIPALITY
Rada Trajkovic: Instead of combating Albanian extremism, KFOR is, as usual, raiding Serb houses, as if the Serbs were attacking and killing themselves

Bishop Artemije: We are not contesting authority of KFOR to enforce law but we object double standards. If KFOR had searched so thorougly Kosovo Ablanian villages there would have not been so many Albanian armed attacks on Serb population

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ERP KIM Info-Service
April 10, 2003

The Diocese of Raska and Prizren Info Service learned that this morning at 5:00 o'clock KFOR units began a comprehensive search of the Serb villages in Obilic municipality. Local sources report that at dawn, in the near freezing weather typical of this time of year, people were forced out of their homes with their small children in order for the search to proceed. According to the same sources, people are very dissatisfied and see this campaign as yet another form of pressure on the Serb community which in this area is constantly exposed to frequent attacks by Albanian extremists.

Norweigan KFOR soldiers forcibly entered houses and detained civilians in the Obilic villages of Plemetina, Crkvene vodice and Janjina voda, say Serb sources. Local Serbs have turned to the leaders of the Kosovo Serb Return Coalition and informed the State Coordination Centre and the Serbian Government, who have not yet reacted. Obilic Serb leader Mirce Jakovljevic told to Serb media that the situation is very alarming and a number of Serbs, including women, have been detained and interrogated by KFOR.

Obilic municipality is known for the greatest number of grenade attacks by Albanian extremists against local Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija. Dozens of attacks since 1999 have resulted in both casualties and significant material damage. Over 200 Serb houses have been destroyed or burned down in the last four years. The Serb National Council of Kosovo and Metohija this morning protested sharply against this KFOR campaign. SNC KIM vice-chair Dr. Rada Trajkovic issued the following statement for ERP KIM Info Service regarding the incident:

"Instead of confronting Albanian extremism KFOR, according to its customary practice, is conducting searches of Serb houses, as if the Serbs were attacking and killing each other. In this municipality since the arrival of KFOR there has not been a single instance of a Serb attack on Albanians or their property; therefore, these searches cannot be seen otherwise than as a form of pressure on Serbs in connection with yesterday's protest gathering in Gracanica. Immediately prior to the protest, and after it, Serbs were subjected to great pressure to refrain from further opposition to the openly pro-Albanian policies of UNMIK. On the other hand, armed Albanian extremists are wandering freely through the Province and in the areas of Pec and Decani are even establishing illegal checkpoints and shooting at the police, as confirmed by official UNMIK police sources. Why are searches not being conducted where there are extremist bands instead of putting more pressure on Serbs already victimized by Albanian terrorism? Even if Serbs do own firearms, who has the moral right to deny them this considering that for the past four years neither KFOR nor UNMIK police have been able to protect them from Albanian terror. This is neither the first nor the last time that the victims have been called the henchmen in order to draw attention away from the real problems in the Province," said Dr. Trajkovic.

KFOR and UNMIK sources reported today that during the search operation in Obilic municipality "a significant quantity of illegal weapons was found". Local Serbs do not deny that they might have hidden weapons saying that they need to defend themselves from Albanian extremists one day when KFOR leaves Kosovo. "For four years Albanian extremists are killing us and burning our property while KFOR did nothing to stop these gangs. No one has moral right to blame us for weapons which some of us kept only for defense of our homes and our childeren. There has not been a single Serb attack on Albanians in the last four years", said an anonymous Serb to ERP KIM Info-Service today.

Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska and Prizren expressed its concern for the large scale search operation in Obilic area. "We are not contesting authority of KFOR to enforce law but we object double standards", said Bishop Artemije to the ERP KIM Info-Service. "If KFOR had searched so thorougly Kosovo Ablanian villages there would have not been so many Albanian armed attacks on Serb population. But we all witness that Albanians have large quantities of illegal weapons which they use against Serbs whenever they have a good opportunity. Same standards must exist for everyone in Kosovo. KFOR and UNMIK must finally get rid of the prejudice that Serbs are extremists and Albanians only victims", concluded Bishop Artemije.


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DURING KFOR SEARCH IN SERB VILLAGES OF OBILIC ALBANIANS SET FIRE TO ONE MORE SERB HOME

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KIM Radio
April 10, 2003

Today around 17.00 hrs while KFOR was engaged in search operation in Serb villages of Plemetina, Crkvena Vodica and Janjine vode in Obilic municipality in the town of Obilic Kosovo Albanian extremists have according to the local sources set fire to the house of Serb Pavle Milic who was at the time not at his home. Thanks to the quick response of neighbors and a fire brigade the fire was localized.

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TOLERANCE AS A PREREQUISITE - COVIC ON TRANSFER OF POWERS

We know that with Resolution 1244 is predicted transfer of authorities, but there is an open question, when and in what way that should happen, and which institutions we are going to give that," stated Covic, reminding that there is no multiethnic institutions in Kosovo

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DANAS
April 10, 2003

Belgrade - Commenting on the decision over the establishment of the Council for TOA by UNMIK on to the Kosovo temporary institutions, Nebojsa Covic the president of the Coordination body for Kosovo and Metohija, stated yesterday that Serbia and Montenegro are strongly determined for implementing Resolution 1244 of the Security Council.

"We know that with this resolution is predicted transfer of authorities, but there is an open question, when and in what way that should happen, and which institutions we are going to give that," stated Covic, reminding that there is no multiethnic institutions in Kosovo.

He said, that in the report of the UNMIK secretary general from 29th of January 2003 is stated "one year after the establishment of the UNMIK, there is a need to make more things to build an effective and transparent institutions. These institutions have to yield good results for prosperity of all the unions in Kosovo."

Beside that, continued Covic, the secretary general special representatives criteria, which are fully supported by the Security Council, demands as a prerequisite a multiethnic society, tolerance, security, and justice. But, in the reports of the Security Council it is concluded that the temporary institutions like their own goals do, still not accept all these criteria.
"Also, we are against the strengthening of the role of the so-called Kosovar. The Kosovar as a nationality does not exist in the TMK (Kosovo protection corps), which is not, and cannot be a military formation," said Covic. He said regarding Resolution 1244, the police service of Kosovo and Metohija cannot be responsible for the borders control, and connections with the World Bank are not under the competences of the temporary institutions either.

"I think, the further continuing of the TOA is a provocation for instability of the region, and seems that M. Steiner apparently does that," evaluated Covic. He also said that Steiner is not supposed to be a fan of any side of the ethnic unions.

Belgrade would not be a factor of instability in the region, and it would not permit any separation of the Serbian territory. "If we are going towards the creation of the independent Kosovo and Metohija, Kosovo cannot be entirely independent, and it’s impossible that Zubin Potok, Zvecan, Leposavic, and Northern Mitrovica to belong to Central Serbia, and Presevo and Bujanovac to belong to Kosovo," evaluated Covic.

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CRIMINAL GANGS THREAT WITH MURDER LDK ACTIVISTS AND SUPPORTERS IN DECANI
CRIMINAL ALBANIAN GANGS APEAR IN DECANI MUNICIPALITY AND THREATEN SUPPORTERS OF IBRAHIM RUGOVA

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BOTA SOT (Kosovo Albanian daily)
April 10, 2003

The criminal and unidentified gangs have already appeared in the village of Kodralija, Decani municipality, a village, which supports LDK and President Rugova.

Thanks to some residents of this village we managed to learn about some people who were stopped and checked by these gangs. Their names are: Vilson (Qerim) Ferizi, Esad (Imer) Ferizi , Agush (Imer) Ferizi and enver (Malë) Ferizi. None of them reported the case to the competent security bodies in Kosovo, because they are threatened and frightened from these criminal groups. All these people are LDK members.

The masked gangs threaten with death if they tell the reason for check; they do this to hide their traces of crime. The inhabitants of the village of Kodralija say that "patrolling" of masks became frequent after the broadcast of the cassette of monster Idajet Beqiri alias "Alban Vjosa" on 17 and 24 March 2003 in Iliria radio station in Decani, which is being managed by a businessman from Gjakova, Neki Jaha.


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KOSOVO ASSEMBLY REQUESTS JUDICIARY AND CONSTITUTIONAL COURT
Serb MPs have requested a larger proportion of Serb judges and prosecutors in Kosovo, arguing that there is a lack of security for Serbs and that the plan for repatriation of Serbs has not been implemented.

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BETA
April 10, 2003



PRISTINA -- Thursday – The Kosovo assembly has today requested the formation of a Justice Ministry and Constitutional Court for the province, as well as reforms to the existing justice department.

The request followed a debate on the state of the provincial justice department, which is currently under the authority of UNMIK.

Christian Cady, UNMIK Deputy Special Representative for Police and Justice, explained that Kosovo’s international administrators had always strived towards the creation of an independent, multiethnic justice system, although this vision is still in its early stages.
Declining to comment on the assembly’s requests, Cady only said that the field of justice remains under UNMIK chief Michael Steiner’s jurisdiction.

Serb MPs have requested a larger proportion of Serb judges and prosecutors in Kosovo, arguing that there is a lack of security for Serbs and that the plan for repatriation of Serbs has not been implemented.

Cady said that, of 34 judges and prosecutors in Kosovo, 13 are of Serb ethnicity, which equates to five per cent of judges and three per cent of prosecutors.

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SERB RETURNS TO OBILIC UNDER QUESTION MARK
The biggest problem is the security issue. In the past month alone, there have been three grenade attacks against Serbs in this town. Since the arrival of international forces over 200 Serb houses in Obilic were burned down or completely destroyed, said Jakovljevic

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KIM Radio
Gracanica, April 5, 2003

At a meeting of Serbian government officials and associations of displaced persons from Kosovo and Metohija held in the offices of the Coordinating Center for Kosovo and Metohija in Gracanica today, an initiative was launched for the realization of a program of individual returns to Obilic municipality. Organized by the Coordinating Center and the associations of displaced Serbs from the southern Serbian province temporarily located in central Serbia, meeting participants considered the possibility for Serb returns to four municipalities in central Kosovo: Pristina, Kosovo Polje, Lipljan and Obilic.

Special emphasis was placed on Obilic municipality where, it was said, conditions for return are barely minimal; however, it is encouraging that most Serb-owned property of strategic significance for the future existence of returnees has not been illegally appropriated. Representatives of associations of displaced persons from Kosovo and Metohija say there are now about 20 families interested in returning to Obilic. They guarantee that their return will be permanent, i.e., they wish to stay and not to sell their property to Albanians. According to the Kosovo district leader Dragan Velic, a concrete program will soon be prepared for the realization of a program of individual returns to Obilic municipality.

"In locations where conditions are suitable housing accommodations will be built to lodge the returnees until it is possible for them to return to their ancestral homes. The state would prohibit persons using this property from selling it," said Velic. Serb representative from Obilic Mirce Jakovljevic says that, from the legal viewpoint, a great number of Serbs can return to this town because they have ownership rights to real property, not having sold their apartments and land. However, emphasizes Jakovljevic, the biggest problem is the security issue. He said that in the past month alone, there have been three grenade attacks against Serbs in this town. Since the arrival of international forces over 200 Serb houses in Obilic were burned down or completely destroyed, said Jakovljevic.

Also discussed at the meeting was the fact that returns are being misused for political marketing by international administrators, the Kosovo Albanians and by some Serbs, who are taking personal advantage of status quo in the southern Serbian province.

International representatives are using returns as a pamphlet to promote interethnic tolerance. One cannot improvise a portrait of interethnic tolerance without first ensuring fundamental human rights and the return of expelled persons to their homes, it was said. In order to realize the program of organized returns, the financial support of the international community, non-governmental organizations and the state government is imperative, it was concluded.


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