…informs the National Information Agency “Presheva Jonë”.
-Consequences are evident for all Presevo Valley, and they can never be deleted, never. The major consequence is removal of more then 600 (six hundred) Albanians from Presevo and Bujanovac (Southern Serbia)
TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS IN GENEVA
On 26 of December 2008 by the of at least 2600 (two thousand and six hundred) members of Serbian gendarmerie, about 150 (one hundred and fifty) members of various services with car plates from Novi Sad, Belgrade, Kragujevac, Nis, Leskovac and Vranje, was arrested 9 (nine) Albanians from Presevo (Southern Serbia). Their destination was seventeen (17) localities.
They are charged for massacres against Serbs in Gnjilane (Kosovo), during the year 1999 and they were charged as former KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army) members, but only two of them have been members of KLA, two other were members of PMBLA (Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac Liberation Army), but five others were not members of KLA or PMBLA. On 21 of January 2011, The Special Court for War Crimes was convicted them with eight (8), ten (10) and fifteen (15) years imprisonment (complete 101 years), while facts are zero, during the year 1999 is not found any person massacred in Gnjilane and its vicinity. In the Judgment of 21 January 2011 was convicted of the massacre against forty-seven (47) Serbs, then that their bodies dumped in the Livoci lake, near Gnjilane (Kosovo). To this notice we will shall also attach a document of EULEX (European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo) stating that in Livoci lake were not found any human remains. So, they are punished without any right such as arrested.
But, after the complaint of the defense, on 27 of December 2011 The Court of Appeal has annulled the verdict of The Special Court for War Crimes and by the law must be held the retrial.
Retrial began on 31 of January 2012, but family members were not allowed to attend in session, although this session was open to the public.
Consequences are evident for all Presevo Valley, and they can never be deleted, never. The major consequence is removal of more then 600 (six hundred) Albanians from Presevo and Bujanovac (Southern Serbia).
03. 02. 2012, Presevo
The Municipal Assembly of Presevo
Orhan Rexhepi, Deputy Chairman