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Kosovo Serb Minister’s Sacking Unlikely Despite ‘Kristallnacht’ Accusation

Responding to calls to dismiss a Kosovo Serb government minister, Goran Rakic, head of the Belgrade-backed Srpska Lista party, after his controversial statements, Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti on Thursday said sacking him would not help anything.

"The issue is not Rakic. Dismissal would turn him into an issue," Kurti said on Thursday, ahead of municipal elections due on Sunday.

Serbia Mulls Sacking Ambassador for Supporting Poland’s LGBT community

Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic stated that the Belgrade government is considering the recall of its Warsaw Ambassador, Nikola Zurovac, who signed a letter of support to the Polish LGBT community without consulting the ministry or government.

Selakovic said he was supposed to be in Poland now, but that Polish officials had now cancelled his planned meetings in Warsaw.

Kosovo Court Confirms Indictment in Oliver Ivanovic Murder Case

The Court of Appeals in Pristina on Tuesday confirmed the third version of the indictment accusing six people of being part of an alleged organised criminal group that was responsible for the killing of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic in January 2018, clearing the way for the start of the trial.

UN Rights Rapporteur: Govts Using ‘Anti-Terror’ Laws to Target Critics

Her commitment to human rights then led her to Front Line Defenders, an organisation she herself founded in 2001 and played a key role in as executive director for 15 years.

In May this year Lawlor, now 68, continued her professional path in the field, becoming the UN's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, HRDs.

US Politicians Urge White House to Ease Pressure on Kosovo

Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Relations and Bob Menendez, a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, send a joint letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday that the Trump administration should ease its pressure on Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and his outgoing administration.

Kosovo Police Stop 'Illegal' Serb Census Attempts

Kosovo Police said they raided Serbian Red Cross centres on the authorisation of the courts on Wednesday night in Prizren, Pristina, Pejë/Pec, Gjilan/Gnjilane and Mitrovicë/Mitrovica.

"Seized documents are suspected to be related to a census, considered suspicious and in contradiction to the law, as a census should be conducted by Kosovo institutions," the police press release said.

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