UN Office in Geneva has received a report from the Presheva Valley on discrimination of the Albanians in Serbia

Geneva / ONU (AIK-Presheva Jonë)

On the day when at the UN Palace in Geneva will discuss Vuk Jeremic – the minister of foreign affairs of Serbia, the UN High officials have received a report from Bujanoc concerning the discrimination of the human rights towards the Albanians in Bujanoc, Medvegja and Presheva, made known to the Information Agency “Presheva Jonë” Mr Alexandro Marro – the UN Official. The above mentioned report which describes the anti Albanian policy of Serbia towards the citizens Bujanoc, Medvegja and Presheva has been signed by the president of this municipality Mr Shaip Kamberi (former president of the Council for the Protection of Human Rights and a militant of the human rights in this area).

The non-recognition of Kosovo diplomas from Serbia is another indicator how the relations between Prishtina and Belgrade affect directly into the daily life of the Presheva Valley Albanians because as a consequence of this policy of Belgrade, hundreds of the Albanians, citizens of Serbia is getting denied the right for work. This seriously affects on their migration to the European countries. In addition, the Albanian students of Presheva, Bujanoc and Medvegja face with a shortage of suitable textbooks and the disharmony of the curriculums especially when it is known that the Serbian authorities do not let the use of school textbooks from Albania and Kosova and do not offer any alternatives which are functional and suitable to the needs of the Albanian students, stated in this report from Bujanoc.

According to this report of President Shaip Kamberi from Bujanoc (former president of the Council for the Protection of Human Rights), unlike the Kosovo Serbs to boycott the system of Kosovo, most of the Albanians of Presheva, Bujanoc and Medvegja have participated to the parliamentary and local elections in Serbia. They have already created the Albanian National Council on the framework of the law of the Republic of Serbia even though the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo still does not offer enough opportunities and has no specific provision that would enable the realization of collective rights of minority communities according to the European standards.

“Having into account that the reflected regional political evaluations will continue to reflect into the Presheva Valley, in particular those in Kosovo and Serbia, the inclusion of the Presheva Valley issue into the possible talks between Prishtina and Belgrade may contribute positively to the stabilization, development and the regional integration of both countries”. Ended the report from Bujanoc that was addressed to the UN Council, informs AIK “Presheva Jonë” to which information agency stated the high official of the UN Council Mrs Karol Rai that the same report has been submitted to the UN High Commissioner Mrs Navi Pillai.