Requiem for the murdered Serb civilians  

 
Of Kosovo Serbs and Minority Groups in
Post-war Kosovo
Truth in facts...

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PHOTO GALLERIES - POGROM (17-20 March 2004)


Shocking video recording of the destruction of St. Andrew's church in Podujevo
additional links (video in Quick time, Windows media)
http://www.spc.rs/Multimedija/Podujevo/podujevo-e.html

http://www.kc.gov.yu/video_kosovo/podujevo-en.html

KOSOVO BURNING IN ETHNIC VIOLENCE
ETHNIC CLEANSING OF REMAINING SERBS CONTINUE

Kosovo Kristallnacht 17-18 March - tensions continue - 35 Orthodox churches destroyed - dozens of killed - hundereds of wounded in the outburst of Kosovo Albanian violence which is directed against Orrhodox Serbs and its Holy Sites as well as the NATO troops and UNMIK policemen who were defending them from ethnic cleansing

Cathedral church of St. George in Prizren after it
was burned by Albanian mob

Full reconstruction of the Kosovo pogrom, 15 – 20 March 2004

ERP KIM Info Service has received from well informed international sources in Kosovo a timeline of the incidents and events in Kosovo Province in the period between 15-20 March. At the moment the Diocese is actively collecting all available information on these events in which more than 4.000 Serbs have been left homeless, at least 8 Serbs died and around 30 churches have been either completely destroyed or seriously damaged by Kosovo Albanian mob. All available information and our contacts with different intelligence sources prove that the operation (called by some as Operation Matchstick) was carefully planned beforehand and that behind it are some of the Kosovo Albanian leaders.

Suffering of Kosovo Serbs and their Church in Kosovo c o n t i n u i n g...
At the beginning of the New Millennium Kosovo Serbs are the only people in Europe killed because of their language, religion and ethnicity, completely deprived of freedom of life, movement and work. Crimes against Serb civillians and their culture are being committed by Albanian extremists not in the time of war but in the presence of 40.000 NATO troops and the UN mission.


WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALLOWING NEW REPRESSION REPLACE THE PREVIOUS ONE?

FOUR YEARS OF THE PEACE MISSION IN
KOSOVO AND METOHIJA


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)

1,201 PERSONS KILLED SINCE DEPLOYMENT OF KFOR IN KOSOVO - SERBS AND MONTENEGRINS SUFFER HIGHEST CASUALTIES

Since the deployment of KFOR and UNMIK in Kosovo and Metohija on June 10, 1999 to August 9 of this year, Albanian terrorists have carried out 6,535 attacks, resulting in the deaths of 1,201 persons, the wounding of 1,328 persons and the abduction of 1,146 persons, reports the Serbian ministry of internal affairs.

Tanjug News Agency, Belgrade
August 20, 2003

Since the deployment of KFOR and UNMIK in Kosovo and Metohija on June 10, 1999 to August 9 of this year, Albanian terrorists have carried out 6,535 attacks, resulting in the deaths of 1,201 persons, the wounding of 1,328 persons and the abduction of 1,146 persons, reports the Serbian ministry of internal affairs.

Of the total number of attacks, 6,468 were directed against civilians (5,932 against Serbs and Montenegrins, 201 against Albanians and 335 against members of other ethnicities), 57 against Serbian police (members of the ministry of internal affairs) and 10 against members of the Serbia-Montenegro (formerly Yugoslav) Army.

In these attacks 1,173 civilians, 24 Serbian policemen and four members of the Army were killed, while 15 policemen were wounded. Of the total number of abducted persons, 1,107 are civilians, 29 are members of the Serbian police and 10 are members of the Army.

Among the 1,173 civilians killed by Albanian terrorists, the great majority (991) are Serbs and Montenegrins. The number of Albanians killed is 109 and the number of members of other ethnicities killed is 73.

Out of the total of 1,108 abducted civilians, 960 are Serbs and Montenegrins, 73 are Albanians and 74 are members of other ethnicities. The fate of 846 persons remains unknown; 160 have been killed; 12 managed to escape (nine Serbs and three persons of other ethnicities), and 89 civilians have been released, according to information of the Serbian police (MUP).

The fate of 15 abducted policemen and nine members of the Army also remains unknown. Six of the abducted policemen have been killed, six have been released, and two managed to escape from their abductors, Albanian terrorists.

KOSOVO AS IT REALLY IS......

ETHNIC TERROR CONTINUES IN KOSOVO, May 11, 2003

In Kosovo and Metohija there are still two realities, which have little in common. On the one hand, there are official statements by some international representatives and Kosovo Albanian leaders describing the continuous improvement of the situation and the need to transfer UNMIK competencies to the local population as quickly as possible. On the other hand, for the Kosovo-Metohija Serbs and largely for other at-risk minority communities continuing to live under a state of siege, the situation is not improving but life is actually becoming increasingly difficult and the future more and more uncertain.

KOSOVO SERBS PROPORTIONALLY AFFECTED MORE DURING THE INTERNATIONALLY GRANTED PEACE THAN KOSOVO ALBANIANS DURING THE WAR

One of burrial sites at Dragodan (near Pristina) with bodies of Serbs killed by UCK after the end of the war. Hundreds of Serb bodies were temporarily burried by local authoritiesin several locations around Kosovo during the second half of 1999. to be exhumed and identified later. Serb human rights organizations have evidence for at least 847 killed and 1154 missing Serbs since June 12, 1999 and the deployment of KFOR/UNMIK. More than one third of pre-war Serb population (240.000) fleed Kosovo in front of KLA terror which was more or less tolerated by peacekeepers. Almost ten times smaller than the Albanian community Kosovo Serbs were proportionally affected more after the war, in the KFOR/UNMIK presence, than Kosovo Albanians during the war period under the MIlosevic regime.


ETHNIC CLEANSING IN FRONT OF UN/KFOR EYES

These two images, obtained from Norweigan KFOR, capture ethnic situation in Kosovo Polje town between April 2000 and September 2000. Blue squares symbolise Serbian owned homes and red squares Kosovo Albanian owned homes. Only in the period of 5 monhts one can notice that many Serbian homes in the town were simply occupied by Kosovo Albanians. The Serb owners were forced to leave their homes under various kinds of pressure. Almost all green squares, the homes which were empty in April 2000, became red by September 2000. Until April 2000 the most of Kosovo Polje Serb still held in their homes but the lack of security and unreadiness of the international peacekeepers to prevent ethnic repression discouraged many of them who left their homes in search of more secure surrounding. Kosovo Albanians who occupied thousands of Serb homes in Kosovo and Metohijaduring the last four post-war years quite expectably resist Serb returns hoping that they can legalize their occupied property. For many Serbs who fled ethnic violence in the UN/KFOR presence there is not much choice and most of them are under pressure to sell their property.

These two maps clearly and graphically demonstrate the process of silent ethnic cleansing which is happening in the very presence of the international UN mission and NATO led peacekeepers (click on each image for a larger size picture).

Kosovo Polje town, April 2000

Kosovo Polje town, September 2000

MITROVICA - A DIVIDED CITY.... BUT NOT QUITE


A French legionnaire on the bridge over the Ibar river,
dividing North and South Mitrovica, summer 2003

For many who pretend to know something about the Kosovo post-war situation Mitrovica is an ethnically divided city, a symbol of ethnic division in the Province. But the reality is quite different. In the northern, so called, "Serbian quarter" still live 4.000 non-Serbs, primarily Albanians, Slav Moslems and Roma, while in the southern, Albanian part, of the city almost primarily Kosovo Albanians live. All Serbs in this part of the city, a dozen of them, are concentrated in a little ghetto around the Serbian Orthodox church, heavily guarded by KFOR. Roma community was almost completely exterminated, their quarter was thoroughly ignited after the war and the Albanian municipal administration plans to erect a recreation center on the location on which they lived. In fact, while the North has remained more or less as multiethnic as it was before the war in 1999, the South looks nothing different than Pristina, Urosevac, Pec, Djakovica and other major Kosovo cities in which freedom still exists for only one ethnic group - Kosovo Albanians.

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