ON THE WIDESPREAD REPRESSION
AND HARASSMENT PERPETRATED
BY THE SERBIAN POLICE AND
OTHER AUTHORITIES IN KOSOVA
FROM JUNE 1
UNTIL JUNE 6, 1998
REPORT NO. 417
ON THE WIDESPREAD REPRESSION AND HARASSMENT PERPETRATED
THE SERBIAN POLICE AND OTHER AUTHORITIES IN KOSOVA
FROM JUNE 1 UNTIL JUNE 6, 1998
Serbian police and military
forces are incessantly shelling the Albanian villages in Kosova. The very
same were bombed from military planes. On June 5, at 11.40 a.m., 4 military
planes bombed the villages of Carrabreg i Epërm, Carrabreg i Poshtëm,
Prejlep, Baballoç, Gramaçel, Shaptej, Irzniq... The number
of killed and wounded is so high that it is very difficult to register
all the cases. This has cast a shadow over the ill-treatments, arrests,
destruction, burnings and looting.
On June 3, Lush Zhubi (63) from Baballoç was killed. On June 4, Serbian soldiers executed Zize Hasan Tolaj (72) and Shkurte Niman Tolaj (70) in Pobërgja near Deçan; Naser Veli Krasniqi (24) in Ratkoc near Rahovec. On the very same day, Serbian army opened fire on the people fleeing towards the border with Albania and killed Hamdi Jakup Dautaj (25) from Carrabreg i Epërm.
The bodies of: Çaush Çesku (33) from Junik, a 60-year-old man, and of two other unidentified Albanians are in the city morgue in Gjakova. An unidentified Albanian was buried in the city cemetery in Gjakova on June 6, as ordered by the police.
On June 5, in Gramaçel near Deçan, Leutrim Esat Aga (3) was killed in his cradle. On the very same day, Haxhi Fetah Mazrekaj (75) was killed in Prejlep near Deçan. Meanwhile, we received information that the body of Fedaim Nazmi Berisha (17) from Vasileva, a pupil with the Gymnasium in Gllogoc, was found among the bodies of the Albanians massacred on May 31 in Poklek i Ri. Nazmi was considered missing.
On June 6, the body of a 60-year-old man of the Berisha family from Kryshec was brought to the city morgue in Peja. He was found dead in the Bistrica river in Peja.
On June 7, we received information that the body of an Albanian (22-25) of the Dabiqaj family from the village of Prejlep near Deçan is in the city morgue of Prishtina. On the very same day, Serbian forces set fire in Deçan and it is supposed that they are burning the bodies of the killed and massacred in order to hide their crime prior to the visit of foreign diplomats accredited in Belgrade.
Meanwhile, the phone lines with Gjakova, Deçan, Peja and Klina were disconnected during the whole week. A month is completed since traffic with these towns and villages has been disconnected. Today, on June 7, we were informed that Western diplomats accredited in Belgrade will visit the attacked regions in Kosova. Serbian authorities reconnected phone lines with Gjakova, Peja and Deçan. "Conditions were created" for traffic movement in the direction Prishtina-Peja-Gjakova-Prizren and Serbian military-police forces were withdrawn...
THE COURSE OF EVENTS
DEÇAN: The current
situation in Deçan continues to be very dramatic. Deçan and
the villages around were shelled with heavy artillery (220 mm cannons)
and other weaponry from military-police basis in Hulaj, Zagërlla,
"Podi i Gështenjave" and other positions. Hundreds of houses were
burnt and ruined in Deçan and the villages of Carrabreg i Poshtëm,
Carrabreg i Epërm, Beleg, Isniq, Strellc i Epërm, Prejlep, Gërvallaj
quarter in Kryshec, Rastavica, etc., as well as the villages of Lubeniq
and Vranoc in the district of Peja.
Over 1000 citizens, mainly women, children and elderly, from the district of Deçan, who have fled their homes, have arrived in Tropoja e Vjetër and Bajram Curri in Albania.
GLLOGOC: At midnight, police-military forces shelled the village of Çikatova e Vjetër and hit the house of Islam Karaxha. Metush Shapeta (51) from Korrotica e Epërme was in the house and his whereabouts are unknown. At the same time, fire was opened from the military base in Çuka e Zabelit të Epërm towards Llapushniku Gorge.
SKëNDERAJ: Quarters Zejnullahu, Badaj, Spahiaj, Gecaj and Bimbashaj in Llausha were shelled. The houses of Hajdin Munishi and Sabit Spahiu were damaged. Policemen at the check-point in Polac have made it impossible for the citizens of Llausha to move anywhere.
GJAKOVA: Military-police forces shelled the villages of Reka e Keqe and Dushkaja by the border line. Dr. Fehmi Vula, arrested a few days before, was sent to the Prizreni prison.
Today, police intervened in the premises of the LDK branch in Gjakova and arrested Mevlude Sarraçi, chairwoman of the Women's Forum of the LDK branch, member of the Presidency of the LDK branch and a deputy of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosova.
OBILIQ: About 750 people from the attacked villages took shelter in the district of Obiliq. There is shortage of food and medicine.
In the village of Palaj, policemen were stationed and have been ill-treating passers-by and passengers.
Yesterday, police arrested Enver Hashani (1955) from Obiliq i Vjetër, a worker with the "Gasifikimi" Enterprise, member of the Presidency of the "Mother Theresa" Charitable ë Humanitarian Association in Obiliq, chairman of the branch of the association of Handicapped People in Obiliq. Today, police raided his house, confiscated a camera and some photos. They also arrested his son Driton (1979), who was interrogated on the whereabouts of his brothers and other relatives. Driton was severely ill-treated.
FERIZAJ: Muhamet Rysha (19) from Varosh was severely ill-treated by Serbian police at the check-point of Gërlica. The pretext was that police found a text which was read during the protests in his pocket.
PODUJEVA: Vesel Paçarada, principal of "Shaban Shala" Primary School, was taken for "informative talks" at the police station regarding the children's protests in Podujeva.
RAHOVEC: At the cross-road Rahovec-Suhareka-Brestovc, Serbian police severely ill-treated passers-by. Among those beaten were Ajaz Musli Shala from Zoqishta and two other villagers from Brestovc, who were lined up to be executed.
In Rahovec, police have been parading through the town.
SHTIME: Serbian police stopped three vehicles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and made them return towards Ferizaj.
PRISHTINA: At about 11.35 a.m., in the vicinity of the District Assembly, the driver of the bus PR 727-52 made an effort to run over 20-30 Albanian pupils aged 7-8 who were on their way to the children's protests.
Serbian media informed today on the killing of two and wounding of three policemen. Tomislav Fatiq was killed in Poklek near Gllogoc and Dushan Urosheviq was killed in the vicinity of Deçan.
DEÇAN: The bombing of Deçan and
of its surrounding villages continues. Serbian police and military forces
are using heavy artillery. The phone lines were cut. There is a lack of
food and medicine. Humanitarian organizations do not have access to the
GLLOGOC: Serbian police and military forces, stationed in the "Ferronikli" Plant in Gllogoc, opened fire towards the village of Çikatova e Vjetër. Serbian snipers stationed in the building in the vicinity of the post-office open fire on passers-by.
On May 31, during the attack of the Serbian police and military forces on the village of Poklek i Ri, the houses of the following were burnt: Fadil, Nebih, Dervish and Vesel Dervishi, Sherif Islami, Hajdar Zogu, Fehmi Bucolli, Selim Hoti, Fatmir Zogaj, Ferat and Murat Hoti, Milazim Morina, Muhamet and Hajriz Hajdini, Xhevdet Pajaziti, Rrustem, Sefer and Sahit Qorri, Miftar and Xhevat Mulliqi, Dibran, Ajet and Rrustem Gjeli, Faik Miftari, Mustafë Mehmeti and Hamëz Bytyçi. The houses of Bajram Halilaj, Sabit Mehmeti, Aziz Morina, Rexhep Sallahu, Fazli Berisha, Nasuf Muçaku and Isuf Thaçi and the shop of Faik Miftari were damaged. The houses of Qamil and Shaban Bajrami were looted and demolished.
SKëNDERAJ: Serbian forces shelled the Gecaj and Zejnullahu quarters in Llausha. Cannons and mortars were used. Lavdim Istref Gecaj (20) was wounded.
FERIZAJ: Serbian police blocked the place in which building material is sold. A salesman was physically ill-treated, 2 were fined, and six tractors with sand were seized. The sand was taken to the Security Center. It was used for the fortification of police check-points and the Security Center itself.
Police raided in search for weapons the house of Arif Çeli in Zaskok.
Police raided the house of Ibrahim Selimi in the village of Rakaj and searched for his son Besim.
MITROVICA: Police from the check-point in Shipol ordered Abit Ferat Ymeri (35) to destroy a part of the wall surrounding his house.
For the last 6 days, police in Mitrovica is preventing the protest walks and ill-treating passers-by.
In the vicinity of the green market, 5 policemen beat up Sami Fetah Kelmendi (34) from Lipa until he fainted.
PRIZREN: The investigative judge in the District Court in Prizren ordered a pre-trial detention of 30 days to dr. Fehmi Vula, a surgeon from Gjakova, and Jahë Sadria from Ponoshec, a teacher and correspondent of the "Bujku" daily. The two are in the county jail in Prizren.
A convoy of tanks paraded through the "Bazhdarane" quarter. A tank damaged 2 cars. Neshat Aliu and Muharrem Asllani were in one of them and suffered body injuries.
GJILAN: 4 policemen and 2 armed Serbian civilians provoked the inhabitants of Përlepnica by pointing their guns towards them and by singing Chetnik songs.
On May 27 and on June 1-2, police searched for Naser Toska (1976), living in "R. Sadiku" st. II-VI/48. Police ordered Naser's father to tell him to report to the police.
KAÇANIK: In the Vishaj quarter in Dubrava, Serbian police physically ill-treated Adnan Gj. Vishi (1981) and Isak Ilaz Vishi (1982), pupils with the "Skënderbeu" Secondary School in Kaçanik.
DEÇAN: Serbian police, military and para-military
forces stationed in Suka e Biteshit shelled the villages of Shaptej, Gramaçel,
Gllogjan and Baballoç. Lush Zhubi (63) from Baballoç was
killed. Over 2500 people, mainly women, children and elderly from the affected
regions were settled in Tropoja.
According to the Beta news agency, on June 2, during the clashes in the vicinity of Deçan, a Serbian policeman was killed and three were wounded.
GJAKOVA: Phone lines in Gjakova were cut. Serbian police and military forces stationed in Babaj i Bokës, Çabrat and Suka e Biteshit shelled the villages on the border with Albania: Smolica, Berjaha, Molliq, Brovina and Batusha and those in the vicinity of the Radoniqi Lake: Palabardh, Bitesh and Janosh. Tank units tried to breach through the villages of Stublla and Smolica. They met with fierce resistance and on suffering a defeat, withdrew towards Brovina, Molliq and Batusha. The inhabitants of these 3 villages had to flee and to seek shelter in safer regions. Their houses were looted and burnt by the Serbian forces. Similar was the case in the villages of Palabardh and Bitesh.
Serbian police arrested Pjetër Hil Ndrecaj and Pal Prenk Ndrecaj from the village of Vitesh near Gjakova.
On June 1, Mevlude Saraçi, chairwoman of the Women's Forum branch in Gjakova, was arrested. On June 3, she was sent to the prison in Lipjan.
SKëNDERAJ: Serbian police and military forces shelled several villages, especially Llausha. Heavy artillery, mortars and machine guns were brought to the police check-point in Polac. Serbian forces were stationed in nearby houses from which the Albanian families had previously been evicted. All movement of villagers has ceased.
RAHOVEC: Serbian police and military forces stationed in Gradisha shelled the villages of Gexha and Malësia e Vogël. These villages were shelled from heavy artillery. It is believed that the Gradisha peak was mined.
PEJA: Since May 29, the following persons aged from 75-85 are stuck in the village of Lubeniq: Ramë Hajredinaj (immovable), Lush and Sale Bushati, Smajl Bushati and his wife, Shaban Abdullahaj, Shaban Maksutaj, Qerim and Mehmet Ukshini (killed?), Dinë Huskaj and Ismet Abdullahaj, an invalid.
MITROVICA: At the check-point in Shipol police stopped the bus travelling from Mitrovica to Skënderaj. Nuredin Ilaz Nebiu (46) and his son Blerim Nebiu (9); as well as Sahit Ahmet Selimi (40), living in the Shipol quarter, were taken out of the bus and forced to return.
At the very same place, Rrustem Hasan Kadriu (55), a veterinarian from Skënderaj, was physically ill-treated. He was forced to return to Mitrovica.
OBILIQ: Ferat Rexhepi (1950), member of the board of the LDK branch in Obiliq, was arrested and sent to Prishtina. He is still being kept in detention.
On May 31, Enver Hashani (1955) was arrested. Ever since he is being kept in detention.
GJILAN: Avdurrahman Musliu (1960) from Livoç i Epërm, a teacher with the "Fetah Qerimi" Primary School in Vërbica near Zhegoc was summoned for informative talks. Police inspector Sinisha Paviq interrogated him on the activity of the LDK and on the reasons of discord within the LDK branch in Gjilan.
PODUJEVA: Police paraded through the streets of Podujeva. There was shooting in the center of the town.
FERIZAJ: At the bus station in Ferizaj, a Serbian policeman beat up an Albanian youngster who did not reply to him in Serbian.
ULQIN: During the last two days, the number of those who fled from the regions affected with war has increased. 650 cases were registered, mainly women and children. Help in food and medicine is required.
PRISHTINA: LDK officials, Fehmi Agani, Nekibe Kelmendi and Xhemail Mustafa paid a visit to Gjakova. The Serbian police prevented them from going to Deçan. In the Carraleva Gorge, Serbian police and military forces blocked the road from Prishtina to Prizren. Serb mass-media informs that more than 100 policemen were dismissed from work as they refused to go to Kosova.
DEÇAN: Serbian police and military forces
stationed in the military bases in Hulaj and Zagërlla and in Podi
i Gështenjave continued with the shelling of the villages in the district
of Deçan. A part of the village of Prejlep was turned to ruins.
In Pobergja, soldiers executed Zize Hasan Tolaj (72) and Shkurte Niman Tolaj (70). The two had sought shelter in the basement of a house.
The villagers from this region are forced to abandon their houses and to seek shelter in other parts of Kosova and Albania.
Military forces opened fire from tanks on a group of people, mainly women and children, who were fleeing towards the border with Albania. Hamdi Jakup Dautaj (25) from Carrabreg i Epërm was killed. The number of killed and wounded could be much higher. The exact number cannot be learnt due to the difficulties in approaching the regions controlled by the Serbian forces. The number of missing persons is estimated to more than 200. There is no information on the fate of 150 Albanians, who are kept hostage since May 29. In the attacked villages there is a lack of food and medicine. People from this region appeal to local and international humanitarian organizations for urgent aid.
GJAKOVA: The attacks of the Serbian police and military forces on the villages of Reka e Keqe and to the border with Albania continue. The villages of Smolica, Berjaha, Ponoshec and Morina were shelled. Tens of houses were destroyed due to shelling. Many houses were looted and fire was set to them.
The corpse of Çaush Çesku (33) from the village of Junik and that of an unidentified Albanian are in the morgue of the Gjakova hospital.
Serbian forces prevented Albanian villagers from the regions affected with war to move towards Gjakova. They were forced to flee towards the border with Albania.
Gojko Gojkoviq, policeman with the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Gjakova, arrested many Albanian families that were heading for the border with Albania. Many were arrested at the police check-points in the outskirts of the town. Policemen stationed in these check-points are preventing Albanian villagers from entering the town. There is information that many policemen, who were killed or wounded during the clashes in the district of Deçan, were brought to the Gjakova hospital.
PEJA: In the district of Peja, the supplying with food and medicine has deteriorated. The state bakery in Peja is delivering bread only to Serbian and Montenegrin families. Some 20.000 Albanians from the affected regions in the districts of Peja and Deçan were settled in the town itself.
RAHOVEC: At 10.00 p.m., Serbian police and military forces stationed in Gradisha and Gjakova shelled the villages of Gexha, Malësia e Vogël and Ratkoc. Naser Veli Krasniqi (24) from Ratkoc was killed. Xhemë Morina and Ajet Hoti from Ratkoc as well as an unidentified person were wounded.
SKëNDERAJ: Serbian police and military forces shelled the villages in the district of Skënderaj, especially Llausha.
PODUJEVA: Large police forces equipped with armored cars paraded through the town.
In Tabe near Llapashtica e Poshtme, police opened fire from armored cars and automatic weapons.
MITROVICA: Two military planes flew over the village of Zhabar and towards Drenica.
Millosh Millosavleviq, director of the "Kosovatransi" enterprise in Mitrovica, and Sërgjan Milkoviq, ticket collector, insulted Ajet Bajram Sejdiu (53), living in the "Bair" quarter, on a national and moral basis. Later on, he was arrested by the police. The Court for Petty-Offences sentenced him to 20 days of imprisonment. He was immediately sent to serve his prison term in the Mitrovica prison.
KAÇANIK: In "Lagja e Re", Serbian police stopped the car driven by Ylber Shefket Berisha from Runjeva. He was physically ill-treated.
DRAGASH: Halim Shemsedini, chairman of the LDK branch in Dragash, was summoned for informative talks.
PRISHTINA: According to the Albanian Government some 10.000 refugees from Kosova have arrived in Albania.
DEÇAN: At 11.40 a.m., 4 military planes
bombarded the villages of Carrabreg i Poshtëm, Carrabreg i Epërm,
Prejlep, Baballoç, Gramaçel, Shaptej and Irzniq. During the
attack on Prejlep, Beqir Haxhë Qufaj, Riza Sahit Qufaj and Qëndrim
Sejdi Qufaj were wounded. Serbian forces are systematically looting the
abandoned houses. 64 trucks were loaded with looted goods and sent to Peja.
Associates of the Sub-CDHRF in Deçan have managed to register the names of the 52 Albanians killed by the Serbian forces since May 29. 48 cannot be buried due to the incessant Serbian attacks. All the houses in Pobergja were burnt.
GJAKOVA: During the night all the regions affected by war were shelled. The villages of Smolica, Berjaha, Stublla, Ponoshec, Popoc and Morina were heavily shelled. Women, children and elderly continue to seek refuge in the town. The town is blocked by large police forces. Many are arrested in the outskirts of the town. Many soldiers tried to desert from the military barracks and were arrested by the police. In the town itself there is a lack of food and medicine. Military forces continue to parade through the center of the town in order to cause panic among the people.
GLLOGOC: After the massacre perpetrated by the Serbian police and military forces in Poklek i Ri, there is still no information on the whereabouts of Ramë Asllani (51) from Makërmal and Ferat Hoti (45) from Poklek i Ri. Fidaim Nazmi Berisha (17), a pupil with the Gymnasium in Vasileva, was among the massacred in Poklek i Ri. The shooting from the Serbian forces stationed in the vicinity of the "Ferronikli" Plant continues.
RAHOVEC: Serbian police and military forces shelled the villages of Gexha, Malësia e Vogël and Ratkoc.
KLINA: Serbian forces are preventing Albanian villagers from returning to their houses in the villages of Dellova, Grabanica, Bokshiq, Çeskova, Këpuz and Zajm.
MITROVICA: Military helicopters flew over the town. One of them landed in the military barracks. Policemen stationed along the road from Mitrovica to Skënderaj opened fire from automatic weapons.
In Vojtesh, police opened fire towards Gani Hamzë Hasani (44), a taxi driver and father of 10, and his traveling companion, Hysen Halim Gashi (61) from Kryshec near Skënderaj.
In Kopriva, police opened automatic fire towards the house of Qazim Xhemajl Baliu (60). His family was forced to leave the house.
PEJA: The corpse of an unidentified person was found in the Bistrica river and was taken to the morgue of the Peja hospital.
The house of Xhafer Tallaj from the village of Rakosh was raided. He was beaten by the Serbian police in Peja and Istog under the pretext that he recorded the terrain in the vicinity of the Dubrava jail. He had earlier worked in this institution.
Azem Shala from Novosella was arrested, beaten up and kept for 4 hours in the Security Center in Peja.
GJILAN: A squad of 70 policemen was stationed in the forests near Uglar.
Dr. Binaze Krasniqi-Kadriu, pediatrician with the Medical Center in Gjilan and member of the board of the LDK branch, was taken for informative talks to the police station in Gjilan and was interrogated on her political and humanitarian activity and the organizations she co-operates with.
KAÇANIK: In Hani i Elezit police stopped Isa Muharrem Raka. He was physically ill-treated and suffered body injuries. DM 300 were looted from him.
PODUJEVA: Bekim Maloku and Besim and Hajrë Krasniqi from the village of Majac were taken out of the bus and were beaten up by the police.
Police accompanied with an armored car and a tank surrounded the families of Idriz and Nebih Idrizi from Majac. They searched for weapons.
GJAKOVA: 2 corpses were brought to the morgue
of the Gjakova hospital. It is supposed that the killed were from the village
Haxhi Fetah Mazrekaj (75) was killed in Prejlep.
Serbian police and military forces left Gjakova and headed for the villages of Reka e Keqe near Deçan.
DEÇAN: Military forces stationed in Suka e Biteshit shelled with heavy artillery the villages of Shaptej, Gramaçel, Gllogjan, Isniq, Prejlep and Baballoç. Leutrim Esat Aga (3) from the village of Gramaçel was killed while in cradle. 3 others were wounded. Tens of houses were burnt in the village of Baballoç. Military planes are used in the attacks against the villages of Prapaçan, Dubovik, Lumbardh, Pozhar and Lluka e Poshtme.
The following Albanians are kept as hostage in the premises of the "Dekori" enterprise and in the house of Gani Dautaj in Deçan: Xhemajl Cacaj and 2 members of his family, Beqir Cacaj (2), Idriz Nokshiqi (5), Xhafer Kuçi (3), Nezir Avdimetaj (7), Osman Tolaj (5), Niman Lokaj (6), Muhamet Alaj (5), Musa Gjoci (8), Ahmet Panxhaj (3), Muharrem Gjoci (7), Sylë Cacaj (10), Daut Hasanramaj (4-6), Tahir Kuçi (6), Zymer Zymeraj (2-4), Gani Dautaj (6), Sami Dautaj (3), Isuf Gacaferri (6), Sabri Limani (10), Shkëlzen Kamberaj (5), Faze Gjonaj, Hazir Cufaj (6), Ahmet Tahirsylaj (2), Isuf Ismaili (6), Rexhë Rizaj (6), Bajram Isniqi (2), the Tarallaçi family (10), Fadil Hivziu (13), Isuf Demukaj (3), Rexhë Kukalaj (3), Bajram Bajraktari (4), Çaush Bajraktari (3), Rexhë Panxhaj (3), Jashar Lokaj (3), Imer Tafilaj (5), Gëzim Vukaj (7), Muhamet Qosaj (7), Ramë Mani (2), Brahim Vishaj (2), Curr C. Kuçi, Hasan Z. Kuçi and Zenun S. Kuçi. There is no information on the fate of these 202 Albanians. It is supposed that the number of those missing could be much higher.
PEJA: On June 5, the corpse of an unidentified Albanian (family name Berisha), was found in the Bistrica river. The corpse is still in the morgue of the Peja hospital. The victim is supposed to be from the village of Kryshec.
20.000 people have fled the attacked villages and were sheltered in Peja. Their position as well as that of the inhabitants of the town itself is deteriorating due to the blockade imposed by the Serbian regime. Humanitarian aid, food and medicine are not allowed to be taken into town. Police seized a 25 t freezer from Vehbi Morina.
Many foreign journalists paid a visit to the Sub-CDHRF in Peja and to the "Mother Theresa" Humanitarian ë Charitable Association. They were informed on the grave political situation in this district.
GLLOGOC: Many villagers from Komoran, who had previously abandoned their houses tried to return to them. Police caught and ill-treated the following: Idriz Dalip Ibriqi (1958), Rexhep Hakif Ibriqi (1962), Ilir Idriz Ibriqi (1958), Blerim Idriz Ibriqi (1962) and Besim Idriz Ibriqi (1970).
Serbs looted the Albanian houses in "Komorani I".
Serbian forces stationed in the "Ferronikli" Plant opened fire with heavy artillery. There is no information on eventual casualties.
There is no information on the fate of the 9 missing Albanians who disappeared on March 31, during the police massacre in Poklek i Ri. Similar is the case with dr. Hafir Shala, who was kidnapped by the Serbian police on April 10, 1998.
FERIZAJ: At the police check-point in Gërlica, many Albanians are taken out of their vehicles and beaten, especially people from the districts of Shtima and Suhareka.
SUHAREKA: In the vicinity of Duhla, a police and military convoy opened automatic fire in a show of force.
PRISHTINA: At 12.20 p.m., in the "Mother Theresa" city promenade, the driver of a "Golf" - PR 108-529 deliberately ran over an Albanian youngster aged 22.
After the protest walks in Prishtina a policeman chased the protesters and stopped Selami Behluli (1977), a student from Randobrava. He was threatened, insulted on a national basis and physically ill-treated.
Fatmir Rexhepi and Agim Krasniqi, members of the board of the LDK, were kept for 2 hours in the premises of the state security in Vushtrria. DM 150 were seized from their driver Ymer Reçica.
General Nebojsha Pavkoviq, commander of the army-corps in Prishtina, conditioned the return of Albanian families to their homes with the surrender of weapons.
PLAVA: 758 women and children were sheltered in the District of Plava. Their situation is very grave due to the lack of food and medicine.
OBILIQ: In the green market, in the vicinity of the Prishtina stadium, 2 policemen beat up Bahri Sogojeva from the village of Grabovc. He was hit with the rifle butt, DM 50 and dinars 600 were seized from him.
DEÇAN: The situation in Deçan continues
to be very grave. More than 40 corpses are left unburied in the places
where they were killed. The position of the wounded is very grave due to
the lack of medicine. The Sub-CDHRF has identified 50 of the killed.
A military plane flew over Deçan and opened fire towards a group of Albanians in Irzniq.
During the last 2 days, Serbian police and military forces have organized the cleaning of the roads in Deçan. Window panes are being repaired. All this is done due to the announced visit of foreign diplomats. According to some information, the Serbian forces have set a big fire. It is supposed that they are burning the bodies of the killed and massacred in order to hide all evidence of the crime. In the meantime, the road from Peja to Deçan and to Gjakova was re-opened. Large forces left Deçan and headed for Prishtina.
SKëNDERAJ: Serbian forces opened fire towards the Zejnullahu and Babaj quarters in the village of Llausha. Serbian snipers opened fire towards the Gecaj quarter and damaged many houses.
GJAKOVA: At 1 p.m, Serbian snipers severely wounded Zenel Hasan Jonuzi (47) and Naser Tahir Bushati from the village of Dujaka. The 2 were wounded while working in the fields and their lives are in danger.
PRISHTINA: The corpse of an unidentified person (family name Dabiqaj) is in the morgue of the Prishtina hospital. It is supposed that he is from the village of Prejlep.
The corpses of 3 unidentified Albanians were brought in the morgue of the Gjakova hospital. 2 are from the village of Prejlep. The third corpse was brought on June 7, and it is of a man of about 60.
Yesterday, on the order of the police authorities, the corpse of an unidentified Albanian (25?) was buried in Gjakova.
According to Serb media, Blagoje Jovanoviq (1944) was killed in front of his house in the village of Kastriot near Skënderaj.
Sike Lushaj from Padalishta near Istog was wounded in the vicinity of the village of Çubrel.
In Belgrade, 363 policemen requested to be released from duty "due to the deteriorated situation in Kosova".
Police intervened against the peaceful protesters and ill-treated many. Police forces were accompanied by armed Serbian civilians. Due to injuries suffered the following reported their cases to the CDHRF in Prishtina: Agron Beqaj (1979), a student from Racaj (Gjakovë), Hasan Bunjaku and Ramadan Gashi (1975), a worker from Kolovica e Re (Prishtinë), Jakup Haxhiu (1944), a pensioner from Rashica (Shtime) who presented the doctors report, and Ismajl Abdullahu (68) from Prishtina. The latter was beaten by 2 policemen. Others were prevented from giving him the first aid.
FUSHë KOSOVA: On May 27, a group of Serbian
youngsters broke the windows of the "Bujari" bakery in the ownership of
Arif Shala (1950), a jurist from Fushë Kosova.
VITI: On May 27, at the airport in Sllatina, police arrested Berat Hyseni (1975) from Ramjan. He was sent to the Security Center in Prishtina, interrogated and physically ill-treated.
OBILIQ: On May 28, Avdullah Miftari (1960) and Sami Miftari (1965) from Raskova were summoned to the police.
GLLOGOC: On May 28, in the Berishaj quarter, police arrested Zejnullah Thaçi (1950) from the village of Vukovc near Gllogoc. He was physically ill-treated. Due to injuries suffered he presented the doctors report. He gave a statement claiming that his family members and other fellow villagers were ill-treated.
On May 29, police looted and demolished the house and shop of Selami Bujupi (1957) from Komoran, owner of the "Interkomerc" enterprise.
FERIZAJ: On May 30, during the police intervention against the peaceful protesters in Ferizaj, the following were arrested and physically ill-treated: Naim Ramadani (1960) and Arben Isuf Ramiqi (1982) from Ferizaj, Isuf Kurteshi from Vërban near Vitia, Afrim Begisholli (1969) from Manastirc, Agim Azem Sinani (1981), a pupil from Rakaj, and brothers Adem (1948) and Hafiz Uksmajli (1950) from Zaskok. The house of the latter was raided. Faik Emini (1927) and Nuhi Mustafa (1970) from Komogllava, Florim Imeri, Halil Ibishi (1921) and Shpend Hazir Bytyçi (1981) from Ferizaj, Nexhat Aliu from Bibaj and Lavdije Osmani (1979) from Jezerc were ill-treated.
On May 30, Serbian police stationed at the check-point in Gërlica severely ill-treated Selami Llulleci from Vitia.
MITROVICA: On May 30, Feriz Ramadan Ferizi (23) was severely ill-treated at the police check-point in Nedakoc. He was returning from the village of Novosella where he had bought flour.
On May 31, traffic policemen stopped many cars, fined their owners, took their plates and insulted them on a national basis.
Prishtina, June 7, 1998 Information Service