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Compilation from Belgrade daily newspapers, edited by editorial staff of the Voice of Kosovo and Metohija

September 26, 1999

Albanians burned baby alive
Albanians stone "Trepca" workers buses
Albanians want the post-office in order to expel the Serbs
Search for missing persons again
Statement of Trajkovic
Property issues in charge ofUNMIK
The founders of RTV Pristina - members of all national communities
Civic mission makes functioning of Pristina University impossible
Kfor even officially gave up Roma

 

Albanians burned baby alive

(Politika, 26. 9. 1999.)

Albanian monsters burned alive six-month-old baby in Prizren, whom had been abducted on September 21 from Dragana Mladenovic, citizen of Prizren, because she had refused to obey Albanian terrorists who had ordered her to leave Prizren and go to central Serbia, reported information service of the Serbian Orthodox Church "Pravoslavlje Press".

Two days ago, the same source informed, a driver from Tetovo, Darko Dojcinovski (29) was murdered in Prizren when he drove the ordered goods from Macedonia to the private firm owned by an Albanian. The same day, the dead body of Zoran Kostic (41) was found, who had been abducted few days earlier. The day before yesterday, Roma Adem Krueziju was murdered in his house. "Pravoslavlje Press" informed that within last 48 hours, in Prizren settlement Potkljaja more than 20 Serbian houses were burnt to the ground.

Last night, Zoran Zivic from Boljevac near Kosovska Kamenica was murdered while he was returning from the wood market in Kamenica. Albanian terrorists opened a fire at him and the others in tractor from an ambush near the village Ainovac, on Kosovska Kamenica-Boljevac road. In this attack, tractor driver Bojan Trajkovic and his father Dusan Trajkovic were heavily wounded, as well as Miroska Ilic, all from Boljevac and 62-year-old Dobrinka Aksic from Gracenik village. According to the testimonies of the survived in this attack, the attackers were in mask uniforms with insignia of the terrorist organization KLA.

Last night in Kosovska Kamenica, a bomb attack was committed on the house of the Judge Vitko Andjelkovic. In the moment of attack Andjelkovic was with his wife in the other room and escaped injuries, though the apartment suffered big damage.

Last night, Albanian bandits broke and entered by force the house of well-known Gnjilane lawyer, Prvoslav Panic. In the same town, they robbed the houses of brothers Milivoje and Milorad Stevic and Branislav Zubic. Breaking and forceful entering into the apartment of Trajanka Maksimovic has been reported, too, and stealing of equipment from private firm "Eureka" in Gnjilane, owned by Predrag Lalic. They stole from this businessman who distributes ice food stuffs 106 refrigeration conservators and refrigerators, 70.300 DM in value.

Albanians stone "Trepca" workers buses

(Politika, Kosovska Mitrovica, 26. 9. 1999.)

Despite French Kfor protection of workers in the biggest "Trepca" mine in Stari Trg near Kosovska Mitrovica, almost every day Albanians stone "Trepca" workers busses during arrival and returning from the mine, communicated to Tanjug the management of "Trepca" complex in Kosovska Mitrovica.

The busses are most frequently stoned in the valley in the settlement called Prvi tunel ("The First Tunnel"), from where Albanians had expelled all Serb and Roma families and then broke by force into their houses. Workers of "Trepca" maintain the mine in Stari Trg, remove water from the mine pits in order to prevent flood of the mine shafts, air and maintain the mine installations. One reinforced platoon of the French Kfor is always in front of the mine and management building in Stari Trg with three armored vehicles, in order to prevent Albanians from entering the mine by force.

Albanians want the post-office in order to expel the Serbs

(Politika, Kosovska Mitrovica, 26. 9. 1999.)

The future of the main post-office in Kosovska Mitrovica that Albanians from the southern part of the town tried to occupy by force, will be known on Wednesday after the meeting of the chief manager of PTT "Srbija", Milos Nesovic and UNMIK Chief, Bernard Couchner, stated to Tanjug today technical manager of Kosovska Mitrovica post-office, Petar Bisevac.

After the meeting with Martin Garoud, Chief Administrator of Kosovska Mitrovica County, which also attended Albanians from the southern part of the town, Bisevac said that until final decision the post-office building will be protected both inside and outside by the French Kfor forces.

He marked that Albanians from the southern part of the town, from where all Serb families had been expelled, repeated their demand that the post-office should be controlled by them, for it should be the part of their "separate Telecommunication of Kosovo". According to Bisevac, Albanians, helped by Administrator Garoud, put very strong pressure to take over the post-office.

Vice-Chief Administrator of Kosovska Mitrovica County, Mary Path Silvier, expressed publicly after the meeting her grief and discontent with such treatment of the post-office with Serb working staff, competent and professional workers and who had, despite all difficulties, provided normal functioning of PTT lines.

Seventeen French Kfor soldiers are on duty now in this post-office building in the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, and around the building there are some ten French soldiers with several armored vehicles.

The phone lines with Kosovska Mitrovica function normally, and this post-office provides entire international telephone communication of Kosovo and Metohija.

Search for missing persons again

(Politika, 26. 9. 1999.)

Employees of the Yugoslav Red Cross have engaged again in work of searching for missing persons in several locations in the Province. The activists started to work in Srbica, Gnjilane, Gorazdevac, Strpce, Kosovo Polje, Zvecane, Kosovska Mitrovica, Zubin Potok and Leposavic.

Statement of Trajkovic

(Beta press, 26. 9. 1999.)

The leader of the Serbian Resistance Movement, Momcilo Trajkovic estimated on Sunday that international community gave up the concept of multiethnic Kosovo.

Property issues in charge ofUNMIK

(Beta press, 26. 9. 1999.)

The spokesman of Kfor, Robin Clifford stated that all property issues of the citizens of Kosovo are in charge of UNMIK only.

The founders of RTV Pristina - members of all national communities

(Politika, Pristina, 26. 9 .1999.)

Sub-committee for information of the Yugoslav committee for cooperation with the UN mission, with its seat in Pristina, strives for an open media space of Kosovo and Metohija, with full respect of law sovereignty of FR of Yugoslavia and Republic of Serbia, abiding by the Resolution 1244, and professional principles and the journalist ethic, stated today to Tanjug, the president of the sub-committee, Miljkan Karlicic.

As he said, priority is the solving of question of 1000 employees in RTV Pristina, apart of the Serbs, many of them members of other national communities. They lost they elemental right on work and salaries.

The representatives of journalists and other employees of RTV Pristina announced the forming of a new TV and Radio Pristina. It would be a shareholder company with its seat in the building of RTV Pristina.

The sub-committee for information strives for 24 hours of TV and radio broadcasting, with the biggest number of the employees who have worked by now, who, as the members of national communities would be the founders, said Karlicic.

Karlicic announced that in the beginning of October Radio Gracanica will start broadcasting and cover the whole Kosovo county. The owners and founders are the members of Serbian National Assembly.

Radio S in Kosovska Mitrovica will start working soon, and before the end of October, Radio Gnjilane will start with its program.

The "Izvornik" monthly is planned in Kosovsko Pomoravlje. In comment on UNMIK announcement on opening of RTV Kosovo, Karlicic said that they plead for media pluralism in multiethnic Kosovo and Metohija, but they are against founding of some quasi public TV houses.

It is not a public TV house at all, because, as it was conceived, it can not represent all the members of national communities in Kosovo and Metohija, estimated Karlicic. The civic agreement that should regulate all this, has not been written yet, nor the agreement on foundation of radio programs which are broadcast every day from the building of Radio Pristina, eight hours in the Albanian and one hour in Serbian and Turkish language, explained Karlicic.

Civic mission makes functioning of Pristina University impossible

(Politika, Pristina, 26. 9. 1999)

Civic mission in Kosovo and Metohija does not allow taking out of documents from the faculties of the University in Pristina and thus stop further functioning of all 14 faculties of this University, which are temporarily dislocated into different cities in Serbia.

Two months ago, representatives of this mission asked from the vice-chancellors office of Pristina University the documentation, and they gave it. Now, as we have learnt, they do not want to give it back. Thus, the functioning of the University is slowed and the students are those who will suffer the worst consequences of such decision.

Kfor even officially gave up Roma

(Politika, Skoplje, 26. 9. 1999.)

Kfor command in Skoplje officially stated today that this peace organization has no responsibilities for 6000 Roma, who ran away from their camp near Pristina and are now on the cross border Blace - Djeneral Jankovic.

We can only provide some water and food, it was said in Kfor, but we can not guarantee their security in Kosovo, which they left running away from the terror of Albanians, members of so-called KLA.

The fifth day already, these Roma, among them 230 children, are on the cross border, but Macedonian authorities do not allow them to enter this country, nor the Kfor guarantee their security in Kosovo and Metohija. Before running away, they had been placed in one camp in Pristina, for which they claim it looked more like concentration camp hedged with barbed-wire. Albanian terrorists broke into the camp whenever they want, beat them and molested in front of Kfor.

There was no medical help in the camp and food and water supplying was very poor. Instead of protecting them, Kfor persuaded them to return to their homes, which had been destroyed, set on fire by the terrorist KLA.

Macedonian Roma asked from the authorities in Skoplje, Kfor and UNHCR and other international humanitarian organizations to help their people, no one answered to their appeals by now.

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