ON THE WIDESPREAD REPRESSION
AND HARASSMENT PERPETRATED
BY THE SERBIAN POLICE AND
OTHER AUTHORITIES IN KOSOVA
FROM JULY 26
UNTIL AUGUST 2, 1998
REPORT NO. 427
ON THE WIDESPREAD REPRESSION AND HARASSMENT PERPETRATED
THE SERBIAN POLICE AND OTHER AUTHORITIES IN KOSOVA
FROM JULY 26, UNTIL AUGUST 2, 1998
After the offensive of
the Serbian police, military and paramilitary forces, many were killed,
massacred, wounded, kidnapped, arrested, ill-treated and brutally tortured,
many houses were burned and destroyed, cattle was killed, agricultural
crops were burned and wealth was looted. Apart from this, one of the main
aims of the Serbian aggression was achieved, which is the mass displacement
of Albanians from their ethnic territories. In order to make it impossible
for people to return to their homes, Serbian forces burned, destroyed and
looted their houses.
Albanian women, children and elderly are harassed even in the Drenica mountains, where they had taken shelter, with no food, water, medicine or medical care. There are no possibilites to aid them. The Serbian regime, which claims that it considers the Albanians as "its citizens", is doing everything to make their lives harder.
The so-called humanitarian crisis is escalating. Facing such a tragedy, it seems useless to list the dead, massacred and those that died due to wounds or torture.
-July 25: Due to the Serbian attack on Radisheva, Kadri Nuhë Pajaziti (75), Jakup Kadri Çollaku (59) and Rexhë Kadri Çollaku (72) - all three from Qubrel near Skënderaj, were killed.
-July 26: Azize Hajdini Malaj (1953), mother of five, and another woman were killed in Drenica. Ymer Alishani from Komoran and Halit Bobaj from Lladrovc near Malisheva were killed in the Llapushniku Gorge. In the vicinity of Rahovec, Ali Zogaj from Lladrovc and Ruzhdi Biliqi from Maralia near Malisheva were killed. In "Dardania" III quarter in Peja, in the vicinity of Loxha, Demush Avdyl Shala (34) from Grabovc was killed. He was buried in an N.N. grave several days before. In Reka e Keqe near Gjakova, Shaban Gola (23) from Gjakova and Vezir Mehmeti (26) from Sheremet were killed. The corpses of 7 unidentified Albanians were brought to Gjakova hospital. It is believed that the following elderly were killed in Zborc: Haki Ilazi, Xunë Kadriu and an old lady from Godanc. Sahit Brestovci died due to shelling in Bregu i Zi near Lipjan.
-July 27: Hashim Tërmkolli (65) was killed in Bardh i Madh.
-July 28: Smajl Ali Morina (58) and Hysen Fejzë Krasniqi from Drenoc, and Sejdi Rexhep Javori (76) from Llazica, were killed. Two unidentified corpses were found in Bubavec near Malisheva. Halil Abazi (1978) from Kllodernica near Skënderaj died due to wounds suffered. Alush Zeqir Berisha (1956) from Gjurgjevik i Madh, Xhemajl Hysen Daka (75) from Cerovik and Balë Balaj (50) from Gllareva were killed. In Buqa near Opoja, an Albanian was killed. Islam Ymer Thaçi (1972), who was arrested in Buqa, jumped from the third floor of the Security Centre in Prizren, after being tortured.
-July 29: Idriz Gashi from Drenoc near Rahovec was killed. Flamur Përteshi (18) from Duhla died due to wounds suffered and was buried in Semetisht near Suhareka. Shefqet Shala (1975) from Kopiliq i Poshtëm near Skënderaj died due to wounds suffered.
-July 30: Ramë Sokol Gashi (75) from Lutogllava near Peja, Dul Ali Morina and Islam Rexhep Morina (60) from Ostrozub, Ramadan Sokol Hoti from Carralluka, Jashar Paçarizi from Dragobil near Malisheva, and Muharrem Hasan Hoxha from Dushanova near Prizren were killed. Afërdita Qeriqi (21) from Krojmir, Haxhi Karpuzi (47) from Shala and Osman Demi from Balinca were killed in the villages of Shtime. In Bllaca near Suhareka, Flamur Qatani (20) died due to wounds suffered.
-July 31: Since the beginning of the Serbian attack on Junik, the following were killed: Mehmet Zekë Qosaj (17), Bajram Ramë Shehu (85), Agim Ali Jasiqi (35), Musë Ali Gjoci, Vezir Hysen Ademaj and Fetah ?. Hysen Komoni, Valdet Zekë Komoni and Rizë Ymer Gashi were killed in Loxha near Peja. Faik Mjekiqi (36) from Grabovc was killed in Sibovc near Obiliq.
-August 2: Due to shelling in Shtutica near Gllogoc, the following were killed: Sofije Zeqiri (60), her son Halim Zeqiri (34), her daughter-in-law Nazmije Zeqiri (26), her daughters Vahide Zeqiri (30) and Kada (Zeqiri) Zabeli (30) and Besim Zeqiri (15) - all from Shtutica, and Fatmir Hoti from Jashanica near Klina. The following members of the Zeqiri family were wounded in Shtutica: Riza Zeqiri (60), Sherif Zeqiri (35), Emine Zeqiri (16) and the children of Kada Zeqiri, Shyhrete Zabeli (5) and Fehmi Zabeli (a 7- month-old baby) - all from Rezalla near Skënderaj. Fatmir Xhemajl Veliqi (20) was killed in Polac near Skënderaj.
From July 25, until August 2, 63 Albanians were reported killed, massacred or dead due to wounds and shelling. As we do not have available data on the killed and wounded among the Serbian forces we cannot give any information on that.
Prishtina, August 2, 1998 Information Service