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Newsletter 31/JULY, July 31, 2003

CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS PARISH HOME IN PRISTINA TARGETED AGAIN
The parish home of the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas in Pristina was again stoned this evening, church sources in Kosovo reported to Beta.

DRASTICALLY DETERIORATED SECURITY SITUATION FOR SUVI DOL SERBS
After last week's arrival of the Danish KFOR to the village of Suvi Dol near Kosovska Mitrovica, the safety in region has drastically deteriorated. This can be confirmed through an increased number of physical attacks on Serbs, threats, and thefts, stated Rade Kragovic, a representative of the Serbs from this village.

MAKFAX: FBI CLAIMS ALBANIAN MAFIA IS AMONG MOST DANGEROUS MAFIA IN WORLD
Albanian Mafia is among five most dangerous Mafiosi in the world involved in human trafficking, says the latest report by the FBI.

AFP: UN POLICE IN KOSOVO SEIZE HEROIN WORTH 800,000 EUROS
The search discovered some 18 kilograms (about 40 pounds) of heroin, drug paraphernalia, two illegal weapons and various other evidence. Two men in their mid-20s and a 29-year-old woman were arrested and a search is ongoing for a fourth suspect. All of the suspects are ethnic-Albanians.


Newsletter 28/JULY, July 28, 2003

SERB MAN ATTACKED IN PRISTINA
Serb Svetomir Acic sustained light injuries when he was attacked by a 20 year-old Albanian man in front of his home in Ace Marovica Street in Pristina. Acic told KIM Radio in Caglavica that the attacker had been pressuring for months to leave and sell his house.

FEAST OF HOLY ARCHANGELS CELEBRATED IN MONASTERY NEAR PRIZREN
German KFOR and UNMIK police undertook rigorous measures of protection, sealing off entire valley around the monastery. KFOR helicopters hovered above the monastery grounds and the neighboring roads were secured by check-points.

KOSOVO VOTE ON SERBIAN CONSTITUTION
People in Kosovo should also be allowed to vote on the new Serbian constitution, Democratic Party official Jelena Jeftic has said in a newspaper interview published today.

MOMCILO TRAJKOVIC: UN GOVERNOR MUST STOP KOSOVO'S INDEPENDENCE
TRAJKOVIC: I expect [Harri] Holkeri to oppose the pressure of various lobbies and groups in the international community for Kosovo to be independent, and to work on the key issue of the return of Serbs and other non-Albanian populations to the province


Newsletter 27/JULY, July 27, 2003

SERIES OF NEW BOMB ATTACKS SHAKE MAJOR KOSOVO CITIES

BOMB ATTACKS PRISTINA, PODUJEVO, UROSEVAC AND ORAHOVAC
On Friday night and early Saturday morning (July 25-26) an bomb attacks occurred in Pristina, Podujevo, Urosevac and Orahovac causing material damage and no injuries. Unofficial sources in Pristina claim that the series of explosions in the last few days is the consequence of a "war" between two main Kosovo Albanian political factions, one around president Rugova and his LDK, and another including political parties that emerged from the war-time KLA

THREE EXPLOSIONS SHAKE KOSOVO, NO INJURIES
U.N. police stepped up security after violence in Pristina last weekend, in which a rocket-propelled grenade hit a courthouse and a blast damaged a police car in near simultaneous attacks. Local media have speculated that attack was linked to the first war crimes conviction of former Kosovo Albanian rebels.

KOSOVO SERBS IN BELGRADE COMPLAIN OF UNMIK'S POLICY OF DOUBLE STANDARDS
The purpose of the visit by the Serb delegation was to point out the policy of double standards on the part of the international community in Kosovo and southern Serbia toward the Serb and non-Albanian population, on the one hand, and the Albanians on the other, said Marko Jaksic

WHO IS PREJUDICING KOSOVO'S FINAL STATUS
If Mr. Covic were the first one to express his opinion about the future status of the UN administered Serbian province probably Mr. Braywshaw's statement would not attract much attention. But, it is well known that all leading Kosovo Albanian officials, including Kosovo Albanian president Ibrahim Rugova many times publicly stated that Kosovo should become nothing but an independent state and there was no reaction from the UN administration.

RASKA AND PRIZREN DIOCESE ON APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW HEAD OF UNMIK
Priorities: improvement of security - stop the violence of Albanian extremists - complience with UN SC Resolution 1244 - return of displaced persons and protection of holy sites

DIFFICULT LIFE OF THE SERB COMMUNITY IN BANJSKA ENCLAVE, VUCITRN
Four years of bitter discrimination: no employment for Serbs - travelling in convoy to the nearest Serb hospital in Mitrovica - crops stolen, hay burned


Newsletter 26/JULY, July 26, 2003

FINLAND'S HARRI HOLKERY NAMED UN GOVERNOR IN KOSOVO
NEW YORK -- Friday - The UN has announced that Harri Holkeri, former Finnish Prime Minister and one-time president of the UN General Assembly, has today been appointed as the new chief of UNMIK.

UN POLICE HOLD TWO SUSPECTS IN DEADLY KOSOVO BLAST
U.N. police stepped up security after violence in the provincial capital, Pristina, last weekend, in which a rocket-propelled grenade slammed into a courthouse and a blast damaged a police car in near simultaneous attacks. Local media speculated that that attack was linked to the first war crimes conviction of former Kosovo Albanian rebels.

RADA TRAJKOVIC: SNC MOST RELEVANT FORCE AMONG KOSOVO SERBS
On Wednesday, envoy of coalition Povratak, Rada Trajkovic was a guest on radio KIM and she talked about clashes within the Serbian coalition. Answering the question did the political coalition turn from its principals which were expressed with oath in Pec Patriarch, Trajkovic said that Serbian National Council is the most relevant force of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija.

SERB FROM KOSOVO POLJE BEATEN BY K/ALBANIAN POLICE OFFICERS
On Wednesday, 24 year old Nenad Obradovic was brutally beaten by Albanian KPS (Kosovo Police Service) in front of his house in Kosovo Polje.|

MACEDONIA: BOMB EXPLOSION OUTSIDE THE HOUSE IN DOBROSTE, TETOVO
Bomb went off late Wednesday just outside the house owned by Kotevski family, in Tetovo's nearby village of Dobroste.No injuries or material damage have been reported as the bomb went off in the garden behind the house.

SERBIAN MINISTRY OF RELIGIONS PROTESTS TO MACEDONIAN EMBASSY
The Ministry of Religions of the Republic of Serbia sent a note to the Embassy of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Belgrade expressing its sharpest protest against the unfounded detention and prevention of all contact with His Eminence the Metropolitan of Veles and Povardarje Kyr Jovan, the Exarch of the Serbian Patriarch for the Archdiocese of Ohrid.


Newsletter 25/JULY, July 25, 2003

ONE KILLED AND FOUR WOUNDED IN THE LATEST TERRORIST ATTACK IN KOSOVO

TERRORIST ATTACK ON REGIONAL POLICE HQ IN SOUTHERN HALF OF MITROVICA
Three of the five civilian victims sustained serious injuries. Latest information indicates that one of the seriously wounded persons has died of his wounds.

ONE PERSON KILLED IN BOMB EXPLOSION IN SOUTHERN MITROVICA

One person has died and four others are wounded, two of them seriously, when two hand grenades were thrown in front of the UNMIK building at about 21:00h this evening.

COVIC'S DRAFG GUIDELINES FORBID SECESSION OF KOSOVO

The draft document, appended with a request for proposals and suggestions to be included, was sent to the Serbian and state union governments, Patriarch Pavle, the holy synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Raska-Prizren Bishop Artemije, heir to the Serbian throne Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and numerous NGOs.

SERBIA RULES OUT KOSOVO'S INDEPENDENCE

The Serbian government has emphatically ruled out any discussion of Kosovo's independence and warned of the danger of ethnic-Albanian separatism, according to a policy statement issued Thursday.

TERROR AGAINST CANONIC ORTHODOX BISHOP IN FYR MACEDONIA CONTINUES


Newsletter 24/JULY, July 24, 2003 second edition

BASIC GUIDELINES FOR RESOLVING THE KOSOVO-METOHIJA CRISIS

Dr. Nebojsa Covic
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and
President of the Joint Coordinating Center of Serbia-Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia for Kosovo and Metohija Belgrade
July 22, 2003


Newsletter 24/JULY, July 24, 2003

FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE "HARVEST MASSACRE" - MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD
On July 23, 1999, 14 Serb farmers, among which one boy, were killed while harvesting their fields. The the perpertrators of this crime were never discovered because no Albanians wanted to witness or pass any information to the police.

DECANI MONKS DISTRIBUTED DONATIONS FROM U.S.TO STARO GRACKO  CHILDREN

The money which the children from Staro Gracko received will be used for buying clothes and school books for the next school year. Several children who received donations are orphans because they lost their fathers on July 23, 1999 when 14 Serb farmers were massacred by Albanian extremists while harvesting their fields.

RADA TRAJKOVIC - NO CONDITIONS FOR NEGOTIATIONS
it is very difficult to bring together Leader of the Democratic party of Kosovo (DPK) Hashim Thaci and the Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, and "obviously without either of them any agreement (with Belgrade) will not have relevance for Kosovo Albanians.

PRISTINA UNIVERSITY REFUSED TO ACCEPT TWO SERB STUDENTS FOR SUMMER CAMP
On Wednesday, the kosovo.netmittee for human rights and freedoms has condemned the decision of the Pristina University to refuse the acceptance of two students of Serbian nationality from the Kosovska Mitrovica University in the Pristina University summer camp.

KFOR - ATTACKS ON COURTS AND POLICE AIMED AT US

KFOR spokesman Gary Bannister Green said on Tuesday that KFOR severely condemned the latest incidents in Prishtina. Each attack against the judiciary and police is aimed against the KFOR and international community.


Newsletter 22/JULY, July 22, 2003 second edition

INCREASE OF VIOLENCE FILLS KOSOVO WITH FEAR

NO INJURIES AS TERRORIST LAUNCH MORE KOSOVO ATTACKS IN LIPLJAN AND VITINA
PLANTED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DEACTIVATED NEAR LIPLJAN - SERBS IN FEAR
POLICE DEFUSES BOMB IN PRISTINA MARKET
ATTACK ON TWO GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN PRISTINA - COMMENTS AND REACTIONS
RONDORF: THESE INCIDENTS GIVE DARK PICTURE OF KOSOVO AND FRIGHTEN FOREING INVESTORS
14 KOSOVO ALBANIANS ARRESTED FOR MARCHING IN KLA UNIFORMS


Newsletter 22/JULY, July 22, 2003

EXTREMISTS STRIKE BACK
UN POLICE, JUDICIARY TARGETED AFTER WAR CRIME VERDICT - TWO BLASTS ROCK DOWNTOWN PRISTINA

BBC: BLASTS HIT KOSOVO CAPITAL - GRENADE HITS COURT BUILDING
SHOTS FIRED AT HOME OF KOSOVO PARLIAMENT SPEAKER


Newsletter 21/JULY, July 21, 2003

COVIC: KOSOVO - MORE THAN AUTONOMY BUT LESS THAN A STATE
No politician in Serbia has right to renounce any part of Kosovo and Metohija... because what Jerusalem is to Jews, that is Kosovo and Metohija for Serbs

TWO SERB HOUSES IN OLD PART OF PRIZREN BURNED DOWN

GROUP OF SERBS SAY THAT GUN FIRE WAS OPENED IN THEIR VICINITY
Automatic gun fire opened in immediate proximity of a group of Serbs who came to visit a burned down home

PREMIER ZIVKOVIC - DISCUSSION ON KOSOVO AMONG PRIORITIES DURING FORTHCOMING VISIT TO THE U.S.

NOVOSTI: WHEN BELLS CEASE TO PEAL

TWO STRONG EXPLOSIONS IN PRISTINA


Newsletter 20/JULY, July 20, 2003

SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH GAVE SUPPORT TO POLICY OF DR. NEBOJSA COVIC AND KCC
DR. NEBOJSA COVIC PRESENTED TO THE PATRIARCH AND THE HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS HIS VIEWS ON THE BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR ENSURING SOVREIGNITY OF REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA


Newsletter 19/JULY, July 19, 2003 second edition
A SERB BEATEN UP IN HIS FIELD BY A GROUP OF ALBANIANS
At one point Tomasevic managed to free himself and run away. He sought medical assistance in Zubin Potok and was immediately transferred to Kosovska Mitrovica hospital.

POSSIBLE RETURN OF SERBS TO TWO VILLAGES NEAR UROSEVAC
"It was agreed to begin the return of Serb families to the villages of Babljak and Grlica, while the insistence of the Serb delegation to also initiate Serb returns to the villages of Gornje Nerodimlje, Donje Nerodimlje, Stojkovice and Zaskok was opposed by local Albanians," said Staletovic.

"QUINT" REPRESENTATIVES DEMAND IMPLEMENTATION OF BENCHMARKS

ALBANIA BUYING KOSOVO AND METOHIJA COMPANIES
Despite the objections of the Serbian government the privatization of socially-owned and state-owned property has begun in Kosovo and Metohija.

FOUR KOSOVO ALBANIANS CONVICTED OF WAR CRIMES
The three judges sentenced Rrustem Mustafa and three of his associates to prison terms ranging from five to 17 years for ordering the killings, illegal arrests and torture of fellow ethnic Albanians

GRENADE BLAST NEAR KOSOVO POLICE STATION - NO CASUALTIES
Unknown assailants on Thursday detonated a hand grenade near a police station in a northern Kosovo town, the day after four ethnic Albanians from the town were sentenced for war crimes, UN officials in the province said.

MACEDONIA: ANOTHER ARMED ATTACK FROM KOSOVO

MORE THAN 1.000 CHILDREN IN ALBANIA LIVE IN HIDING TO AVOID VENDETTA


Newsletter 16/JULY, July 16, 2003 second edition

UNKNOWN ATTACKERS THROW MOLOTOV COCKTAIL AT DAJIC HOUSE IN GNJILANE - ONE ROOM DESTROYED IN FIRE


Newsletter 16/JULY, July 16, 2003 first edition

PLANTED ANTI-TANK LANDMINE DESTROYS TRUCK - SERB DRIVER ESCAPES WITH MINOR INJURIES

Srdjan Mutavdzic claims it is not possible that landmines are remnants of war because Serbs have been traveling on the cobblestone road from Dren to Mokra Gora for years


Newsletter 15/JULY, July 15, 2003

RESTORATION OF BANJSKA MONASTERY BEGINS
The famous monastery, destroyed by Turks in the 17th century, will be turned into a new spiritual center


Newsletter 14/JULY, July 14, 2003 second edition

BISHOP ARTEMIJE SERVES HOLY ARCHIERCHAL LITURGY ON THE RUINS OF ZOCISTE MONASTERY NEAR ORAHOVAC


Newsletter 14/JULY, July 14, 2003 first edition

FIRST SERB RETURNEES TO VILLAGE OF BELO POLJE NEAR PEC

After four years as refugees the first Serb returnees come back to their devastated homes with the firm determination to restore the life of the devastated village


Newsletter 12/JULY, July 12, 2003

GREAT ST. PETER'S DAY ASSEMBLY AT CRNA REKA MONASTERY
Bishop Artemije and clergy serve Holy Archierchal Liturgy at Crna Reka Monastery near Novi Pazar


Newsletter 10/JULY, July 10, 2003

SERBIAN DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER DR. NEBOJSA COVIC VISITS METOHIJA
Yesterday and today Serbian deputy prime minister and head of the Coordinating Center for Kosovo and Metohija Dr. Nebojsa Covic and his associates visited Serb enclaves and monasteries in Metohija (Western part of UN administered Kosovo Province).


Newsletter 06/JULY-2, July 06, 2003 - second edition

WELCOME SPEECH OF U.S. DIPLOMAT AS INSTRUCTIONAL LESSON FOR "KOSOVARS"

- AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS: THOMAS JEFFERSON BOUGHT LOUISIANA AND DOUBLED THE SIZE OF THE U.S. : BUY IT !?
- U.S. DIPLOMAT PRACTICALLY CALLS ON ALBANIANS TO SPEED UP PRIVATIZATION OF SERBIAN STATE PROPERTY IN KOSOVO: YOU HAVE THE POWER AND THE AUTHORITY - BUY IT !?
- A BI-RACIAL SOCIETY IN KOSOVO - WHO WANTS THE ROLE OF THE SLAVES !?


Newsletter 06/JULY, July 06, 2003

PUBLIC STATEMENT OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH COUNCIL FOR KOSOVO AND METOHIJA
After listening to multiple reports from the Province, the Council concluded that, despite minor improvements, essentially nothing has changed for our people. They continue to live a life unworthy of free man, without legal, social, health or any other form of security. Judging from the most recent murders in Obilic and violence throughout Kosovo and Metohija they are frequently in justifiable fear for their very lives. We fear that those guilty for these most recent crimes will be neither found nor punished, as the perpetrators of hundreds of murders from June 1999 to the present have been neither found nor punished.

POSITION OF SERBS IN KOSOVO REMAINS ESSENTIALLY UNCHANGED
BELGRADE - The Council for Kosovo and Metohija of the Serbian Orthodox Church's Holy Synod of Bishops has assessed that, despite minor improvements, essentially nothing has changed for the Serb people in the Province.

JAMES BISSET: VIDOVDAN SPEECH, NIAGARA FALLS, 29. JUNE 2003
I became an eyewitness to the subsequent violence and break up of the country. I also was a witness to the "historical amnesia" suffered by the political leaders of France, Britain, the United States and my own country, Canada. These countries were Serbia's old traditional allies in two world wars yet they shamefully stood by and joined in the betrayal of Yugoslavia.

FIRST TOPIC OF DIALOGUE - RETURN AND SECURITY OF SERBS IN KOSOVO
The political analyst and consultant for the Institute for social sciences in Belgrade, Ognjen Pribicevic, has announced that preparations for genuine talks on the resolving of the Kosovo issue are to be expected during this year. He also pointed out that the first topic of talks between Belgrade and Pristina should be the return and security of the Serbs to Kosovo. What is happening in Kosovo, how Serbs live there and how they are treated is below African standards and not in concordance with European trends during the last 100 years.


Newsletter 05/JULY, July 05, 2003

AP: SERB LEADERS SKEPTICAL ABOUT KOSOVO APPEAL FOR RETURN
"The gap between the rhetoric and everyday reality ... is too huge for us to consider the appeal a serious encouragement," said a statement by the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serb National Council in Kosovo.

GLAS: WHAT KOFI ANAN SHOULD TELL SECURITY COUNCIL?
Is UN headquarters getting accurate information regarding the situation in Kosovo and Metohija? Serbs live in a ghetto, UNMIK satisfied


GLAS: THACI AND 13 OF HIS FELLOW FIGHTERS SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRACY AND NUMEROUS CRIMES COMMITTED IN FOUR MUNICIPALITIES
Decision of the District Court in Pristina with regard to Hashim Thaci Sentenced to 10 years in prison

FS: WE WILL PUT THACI ON TRIAL IN SERBIA - THACI WILL BE TRIED IN ABSENTIA
Serbian Justice Minister Vladin Batic said today that Serbia would put a former ethnic Albanian rebel leader on trial in a Serbian court.


Newsletter 04/JULY, July 04, 2003

MICHEAL STEINER'S END OF MISSION: POOR RESULTS BEHIND MANY PROMISES
Hardly any Serb will shed tears after Steiner leaves Kosovo. He will be remembered as a person who essentially failed to place himself above ethnic divisions and act as an objective and unbiased international representative

COURYARD OF ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH IN PRISTINA SHOWERED WITH STONES AGAIN - PARISH HOME WINDOWS BROKEN
"Early morning I called police to make an inquiry but no one has come yet (16.00 p.m) to see what happened. I get the impression that they tolerate these attacks and do not care about us here", said Fr. Miroslav for the ERP KIM Info-service.

ANAN: ESTABLISHING RIGHTS A KEY CHALLENGE FOR UNMIK
Annan highlighted that ethnic minorities, in particular Serbs, were not enjoying freedom of movement; he added that the guiding principle of UNMIK would remain "standards before status", as defined by outgoing governor Michael Steiner.

FORMER KLA OFFICER CHARGED WITH WEAPONS POSSESION
Jetula Chari was initially arrested in February after being caught with a large quantity of mines, weapons and ammunition.

ALBANIA NABS TOP BALKAN REBEL SUSPECT
Albanian police have detained four ethnic Albanian rebels, including the suspected political leader of a shadowy group that has claimed several attacks in the volatile Balkans, police sources said on Wednesday.


Newsletter 03/JULY, July 03, 2003

RHETORIC WITHOUT READINESS FOR CONCRETE POLITICAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY
Reaction of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren and the Serb National Council of Kosovo and Metohija to "the appeal of Albanian leaders to displaced Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija"


Newsletter 02/JULY, July 02, 2003

ARSONISTS CAN'T BE FIREFIGHTERS
Communiqué of the Serbian Orthodox Church on the proposal of Kosovo premier Bajram Rexhepi that protection of monasteries and churches in the Province be turned over to the Kosovo Protection Corps


Newsletter 01/JULY, July 01, 2003

Exclusive report from Obilic:
NIN: WE ARE THE LAST WRETCHES - STORY OF THE REMAINING SERBS IN OBILIC
"No one here keeps their window opens," the Serbs of Obilic will say. "There is one Serb house for every three Albanian ones so how are we supposed to rest during the night? As soon as dusk falls, we lock everything and pray that we wake up alive. When we go to bed, we cross ourselves and pray: Lord, grant that we wake up alive. And when we wake up we say: Lord, thank you for granting that we wake up alive. In Serbia you go out on the town at 10 o'clock at night; here we have to lock ourselves in at 8."

RADOSAVLJEVIC: ALBANIAN LEADERS AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO BLAME FOR LOW RETURNS
"The obstruction of returns is primarily carried out by Albanian political leaders, who have promised the Albanian population independence as the only possible, and who came to power by manipulating the uneducated populace. They cannot change this policy now out of fear that they will lose the support of the voters," said Radosavljevic. "A second reason for obstruction is the fact that primarily the Albanian population has illegally occupied the property of displaced persons. For the last four years they have behaved as if this property was theirs, and they want to hold on to the property in the future as well," said Radosavljevic. Radosavljevic indicated that a third factor for obstruction or even blocking of the return of displaced persons to Kosovo is the inadequate behavior of representatives of the international administration in the Province. "Some representatives of the international administration are willing to participate in obstruction or to to passively observe what is happening out of fear of the reaction of the majority Albanian population or because they are indoctrinated or even, in individual cases, because they are corrupt," said Radosavljevic.

SERB OWNED TRUCK DESTROYED IN A BOMB ATTACK IN KOSOVO
A bomb has been thrown on a truck, the property of the MARKO-TRANS firm from Paracin, a town in central Serbia, on the Pristina -Skopje road, near Urosevac, reported regional TV station MOST from Zvecane

BETA: COUNTDOWN FOR STEINER'S DEPARTURE
UNMIK governor Michael Steiner is to submit a report of his 18 months as Kosovo mission chief to the UN Security Council on 3 July, as he prepares to end his term in the troubled province

UNMIK AND UNDP LAUNCH REPATRIATION PROJECT
UNMIK and the UNDP today presented a joint project aimed at providing urgent repatriation assistance to smaller groups of displaced persons from Kosovo.

THACI ARRESTED IN BUDAPEST (AND RELEASED IN THE MEANWHILE)

Pristina sources have confirmed to agency Beta that Hungarian authorities in Budapest this afternoon arrested Kosovo-Albanian Hasim Thaqi, leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo and former senior commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army.


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