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Kosovo ‘Won’t Forgive Serbia’ for Killing Civilians: Parliament Chief

Kadri Veseli at the commemoration. Photo: Kadri Veseli/Facebook.

Hundreds of relatives of victims gathered on Wednesday at a memorial to the 54 ethnic Albanian civilians killed by Serbian forces in the village of Poklek, 25 kilometres west of Pristina, to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacre.

Kosovo Wartime Rape Survivor Demands Justice for Victims

Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman (centre) in Babimoc/Babin Most on Sunday. Photo: BIRN.

Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman made an emotional appeal for justice on Sunday in the courtyard of an abandoned house in the village of Babimoc/Babin Most, some 20 kilometres north of Pristina, where she was raped by Serbian policemen when she was a 16-year-old in 1999.

Kosovo Victims Reburied as Anniversary of Killings Commemorated

Lendita Morina with her father. Photo courtesy of Lendita Morina.

The bodies of 34 victims from Ljubenic were later found in a mass grave in Batajnica, near the Serbian capital Belgrade, and several others at a Serbian police compound in Petrovo Selo, while the rest were found in unmarked graves in Kosovo.

Plans for a New Protest in Serbia

Belgrade's protests ended, and people went home after special forces of the Serbian police took out protesters from the nation's RTS television, TASS reported.

Opposition Leaders Dragan Dzillas and Bosko Obradovic, leader of the Dveri Party, were among the last out of the RTS building. Then the gathered tried to penetrate the building again, but the police pushed them with shields.

Kosovo Court Acquits Serb Ex-Policeman of War Crimes

The judge reads the acquittal decision in Zajic's case on Friday in Peja/Pec. Photo: BIRN.

Zajic was found not guilty of taking part in the killing of two people - one with disabilities - and of forcing ethnic Albanians out of a village in 1998 during the war in Kosovo.

The judges said the reason for the acquittal was the witnesses' "contradictory" testimonies.