Reportedly “dead" witnesses in Haradinaj’s case alive
PRIŠTINA -- The Muriqi brothers, witnesses in the case against Ramush Haradinaj, who were reported as murdered by the CoE Rapporteur Jean Charles Gardetto, are alive.
Ramush Haradinaj (FoNet, file)
Ramiz and Sadik Muriqi told Kohavision Television (KTV) that they were very surprised and distraught by lies stated in the report. They underscored that they had nothing to do with the proceedings against Haradinaj, that they were not witnesses in the case and that they lived a peaceful life in Peć.
The Muriqi brothers announced that they would file a suit against the author of the report because their names were misused for, as they said, lies and slanders against Kosovo.
The Priština media reported earlier that in addition to the report on illegal human organ trafficking in Kosovo authored by CoE Special Rapporteur Dick Marty, the agenda for the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) winter session will also include the report on witness protection in former Yugoslav countries, including Kosovo, in which Gardetto stated that witnesses who dared to testify on war crimes in Kosovo winded up killed.
In the report titled “The protection of witnesses as a cornerstone for justice and reconciliation in the Balkans” Gardetto described Kosovo as a “black hole” when it comes to witness protection.
subota 8.01.2011 | 16:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Around 500 ethnic Albanians protested in southern K. Mitrovica on Saturday against the report authored by Council of Europe Special Rapporteur Dick Marty.
subota 8.01.2011 | 15:37 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (24) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Priština-based daily Koha Ditore criticized Serbian Deputy PM Božidar Đelić over his statement about Serbia’s fight for Kosovo during his visit to Prizren.
subota 8.01.2011 | 14:35 | Source: B92 | Comments: (56) | Send comment
GENEVA -- Geneva-based daily Le Temps reports that Hashim Thaci was preparing his rise in the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in Switzerland in mid-90s.
subota 8.01.2011 | 13:31 | Source: Beta | Comments: (11) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- International Civilian Representative in Kosovo Pieter Feith says that Kosovo needs a new, credible government which will be ready to face the challenges.
subota 8.01.2011 | 12:10 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (69) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- Americans should feel betrayed by the contents of the Council of Europe's report on organized crime in Kosovo, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
subota 8.01.2011 | 11:18 | Source: Danas | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Government with the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) is “a hypothetical possibility that will never come true”, said DS deputy leader Jelena Trivan.
subota 8.01.2011 | 09:29 | Source: B92, FoNet, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BUDAPEST -- Hungary took over the EU presidency from Belgium at a ceremony in Budapest yesterday.
subota 8.01.2011 | 09:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian FM Vuk Jeremić has stated that one of the tasks of Serbia's diplomacy in 2011 will be to present the country's internal reforms to the EU.
petak 7.01.2011 | 16:11 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The central celebration of Christmas Eve in Kosovo and Metohija was held in the St. Demetrios Church in Kosovska Mitrovica, northern Kosovo.
petak 7.01.2011 | 11:19 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Slovenia's largest construction company SCT will not halt its projects in Serbia, it has been announced.
petak 7.01.2011 | 11:16 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Opposition SNS deputy leader Aleksandar Vučić has denied that his party and the ruling Democrats (RS) are cooperating.
petak 7.01.2011 | 11:08 | Source: B92 | Comments: (18) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia's majority Orthodox population and the Serbian Orthodox Church are today marking the Julian calendar Christmas.
četvrtak 6.01.2011 | 14:00 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac has stated that the PM and the ruling coalition will have the final say in the government reshuffle.
četvrtak 6.01.2011 | 13:46 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Deputy PM Božidar Đelić will spend Christmas on Friday visiting several locations in Kosovo, his cabinet announced today in Belgrade.
četvrtak 6.01.2011 | 12:58 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- A plan announced a year ago by the Kosovo Albanian government and the the International Civilians Office (ICO) is dead, writes a Priština daily.
četvrtak 6.01.2011 | 11:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo is due to take over the presidency of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), but it is still uncertain whether this would happen at all.
četvrtak 6.01.2011 | 10:59 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (77) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral has stated that fascist occupation of the southern Serbian province continues to this day.
četvrtak 6.01.2011 | 09:48 | Source: B92, Blic | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Deputy PM Božidar Đelić says that blank resignation letters should be repealed by June.
četvrtak 6.01.2011 | 09:46 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian IM Ivica Dačić says that if the government reshuffling is not discussed soon, the issue will be put aside until the new government is formed.
četvrtak 6.01.2011 | 09:19 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Božidar Đelić says that Serbia could submit the EC questionnaire to EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule on January 31.
sreda 5.01.2011 | 17:11 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Slovak Foreign Minister Mikulas Dzurinda stated on Wednesday that Bratislava will continue to assist Serbia's EU path.
sreda 5.01.2011 | 16:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (20) | Send comment
STRASBOURG -- A Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteur has submitted his report on witness protection in war crimes trials for former Yugoslavia.
sreda 5.01.2011 | 15:09 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić and Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić opened the Ambassadors' Conference in Belgrade today.
sreda 5.01.2011 | 14:15 | Source: Beta | Comments: (36) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Irinej today accused the international community of knowing that trade in human organs was taking part in Kosovo.
sreda 5.01.2011 | 14:11 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- An official of the Ministry for Kosovo has reacted to the news that EULEX has a "special unit" to fight crime in northern, Serb areas of Kosovo.
sreda 5.01.2011 | 13:08 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- There are more important tasks in 2011 than changing the Constitution, says Serbian parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović.
sreda 5.01.2011 | 09:44 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PARIS -- France unreservedly supports Serbia's endeavors for getting the status of candidate for European Union membership.
sreda 5.01.2011 | 09:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (69) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Qatar has recognized Kosovo's independence, Albanian language media in Priština announced on Tuesday.
sreda 5.01.2011 | 09:37 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Hungarian FM Janos Martonyi has said that his country will do everything it can to assist Serbia and other countries in the region to get closer to the Union.
utorak 4.01.2011 | 16:54 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia now has 75 registered political parties, 42 of those set up by the country's ethnic minorities, statistics show.
utorak 4.01.2011 | 16:53 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- EULEX Spokesman Hanns-Christian Klasing said on Tuesday that the mission had formed a special police unit to be in charge of northern Kosovo.
utorak 4.01.2011 | 15:01 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A delegation of the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which will be the host of the 2011 Universiade, paid a visit to the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce (PKB) on Tuesday.
utorak 4.01.2011 | 14:19 | Source: B92 | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia'a war crimes prosecutor believes that "there is no policy that would stand behind a man who took part in something like human organ trafficking".
utorak 4.01.2011 | 12:09 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (32) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- A Kosovo Albanian official who holds the office of acting Kosovo president says the Marty report may postpone the Belgrade-Priština dialogue.
utorak 4.01.2011 | 11:50 | Source: Politika, Tanjug | Comments: (44) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The so-called Quint countries "must have known about the allegations made in the recent report by Council of Europe (CoE) Rapporteur Dick Marty".
utorak 4.01.2011 | 10:08 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
PM Mirko Cvetković says it is a realistic possibility that Serbia will be granted candidate status for EU membership by the end of the year, Beta reports.
utorak 4.01.2011 | 09:51 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The ruling coalition parties are set to discuss possible changes in Serbia's government during this month.
utorak 4.01.2011 | 09:38 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Justice Minister Snežana Malović stated on Monday that the ministry's aim for 2011 is to restore the citizens' trust in Serbia's judiciary.
ponedeljak 3.01.2011 | 16:51 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (52) | Send comment
BERN -- Kosovo Albanian PM Hashim Thaci has angered politicians in Switzerland when he compared the Marty report to the Nazi German propaganda of Joseph Goebbels.
ponedeljak 3.01.2011 | 16:01 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (14) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Outgoing Kosovo Albanian Interior Minister Bajram Redzepi says that northern Kosovo will not be on the agenda of the Belgrade-Priština talks.
ponedeljak 3.01.2011 | 15:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Boris Tadić says 2011 "must be a year of realization of development goals on which the welfare of citizens and the state will depend in the next decade".
ponedeljak 3.01.2011 | 13:12 | Source: Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac Belgrade's Blic daily that no incidents are expected in Kosovo when the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština starts.
ponedeljak 3.01.2011 | 12:34 | Source: Beta | Comments: (21) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Hungary expects to issue 80,000 passports this year to Serbian citizens of Hungarian ethnicity.
ponedeljak 3.01.2011 | 10:50 | Source: B92 | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian economy will stabilize when the state-owned Telekom Srbija telecommunications company has been sold, some analysts believe.
ponedeljak 3.01.2011 | 09:30 | Source: Blic | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić says "personnel changes" are possible in the Serbian government led by Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković.
nedelja 2.01.2011 | 18:08 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (29) | Send comment
DEČANI -- A Serbian Orthodox Church dignitary says the reduction in the number of KFOR soldiers in Kosovo is "worrying and represents a very dangerous process".
nedelja 2.01.2011 | 16:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Electronic monitoring of offenders will save EUR 8.76mn each year, State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice Slobodan Homen told Tanjug on Sunday.
nedelja 2.01.2011 | 16:17 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković says Serbia will pay before the deadline the satellite lease money it owes to an Israeli company.
nedelja 2.01.2011 | 12:40 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Trade Minister Slobodan Milosavljević says the inflation in Serbia will be lower in 2011, compared to last year.
nedelja 2.01.2011 | 11:59 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The country's defense system is not being jeopardized in any way by the abolishment of obligatory military service, says Dragan Šutanovac.