Kosovo: Serb returnees threatened with expulsion

Serb returnees feel intimidated after flyers were distributed in their villages in Metohija, calling for them to once again be driven out of their homes.

Izvor: Tanjug

Tuesday, 15.05.2012.

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Serb returnees feel intimidated after flyers were distributed in their villages in Metohija, calling for them to once again be driven out of their homes. The flyers were signed by a group calling itself "the Albanian People's Army". Kosovo: Serb returnees threatened with expulsion This was confirmed by Jovo Jovic, a representative of the village of Klinavac, in the municipality of Klina. In a statement for the Tanjug news agency on Tuesday, Jovic said the flyers, which refer to Serbs as "criminals, either directly or indirectly", are causing fear among the returnees in Klinavac and other nearby villages. The threats appeared on Monday, and were placed on the thresholds of Serbs' houses in Drsnik, Berkovo and Klina, villages inhabited by a total of some 100 Serb families, Jovic explained. "We are trying not to prejudge anything. We will inform all institutions in Kosovo and central Serbia about this, as we do not want to conceal these serious threats," he underlined. "We have not reported the case to the police, because we do not trust them. KFOR told us that the police know about this and that they will be patrolling the villages, but we have not run across any of them as yet," Jovic added. Meanwhile, the Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija condemned the threats and called on the EU mission in the province, EULEX, "to find out who was responsible". The ministry also urged the NATO mission, KFOR, "to reinforce their troops in the returnee villages". Reacting to these reports, a KFOR spokesman told Tanjug that they were "concerned about the emergence of the flyers", but that he would not discuss "any concrete steps KFOR will or will not undertake", saying it concerned "operative issues". The spokesman also noted that KFOR "takes seriously any security threat". (Tanjug, file) Tanjug

Kosovo: Serb returnees threatened with expulsion

This was confirmed by Jovo Jović, a representative of the village of Klinavac, in the municipality of Klina.

In a statement for the Tanjug news agency on Tuesday, Jović said the flyers, which refer to Serbs as "criminals, either directly or indirectly", are causing fear among the returnees in Klinavac and other nearby villages.

The threats appeared on Monday, and were placed on the thresholds of Serbs' houses in Drsnik, Berkovo and Klina, villages inhabited by a total of some 100 Serb families, Jović explained.

"We are trying not to prejudge anything. We will inform all institutions in Kosovo and central Serbia about this, as we do not want to conceal these serious threats," he underlined.

"We have not reported the case to the police, because we do not trust them. KFOR told us that the police know about this and that they will be patrolling the villages, but we have not run across any of them as yet," Jović added.

Meanwhile, the Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija condemned the threats and called on the EU mission in the province, EULEX, "to find out who was responsible". The ministry also urged the NATO mission, KFOR, "to reinforce their troops in the returnee villages".

Reacting to these reports, a KFOR spokesman told Tanjug that they were "concerned about the emergence of the flyers", but that he would not discuss "any concrete steps KFOR will or will not undertake", saying it concerned "operative issues".

The spokesman also noted that KFOR "takes seriously any security threat".

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