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.
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PRIŠTINA -- International Civilian Representative in Kosovo Pieter Feith says that Kosovo needs a new, credible government which will be ready to face the challenges.
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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.
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BELGRADE -- Government with the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) is “a hypothetical possibility that will never come true”, said DS deputy leader Jelena Trivan.
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BUDAPEST -- Hungary took over the EU presidency from Belgium at a ceremony in Budapest yesterday.
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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.