Kosovo Arrests Two Serbs for Alleged Espionage

 A giant Kosovo flag in the centre of Pristina in June. Photo: EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ

"On this specific case, the Gjilan/Gnjilane Prosecution's Department for Serious Crimes, yesterday, on July 10, 2019, detained two persons of Serb nationality on the suspicion that they have committed the criminal offence of espionage," said Liridona Xheladini from the Gjilan/Gnjilane prosecution.

Secret Negotiations Will Betray Kosovo

It is not easy to keep secrets, especially about a matter of such national importance. It is rumoured that Thaci and Vucic plan to announce a deal to swap territories just prior to their next meeting in Paris on July 1.

According to a prominent Kosovo personality, these are the deal terms:

Serbia will agree to recognise Kosovo.

Kosovo Releases Arrested Serbs Under Pressure From Belgrade

Jetish Maloku, the head of basic Prosecution in Gjilan/Gnjilan, told BIRN that five Serbs detained on Tuesday in raids at five different locations in the eastern town of Gjilan/Gnjilane, were released.

"They are free, we are investigating. We are analysing all the evidences that has been confiscated," he added.

Kosovo Journalist Threatened During Protest

Kallxo.com journalist Taulant Osmani was threatened with physical attack and was verbally abused at a protest against the relocation of a Yugoslav-era monument in Gjilan.

Osmani was covering the protest, following his earlier reporting on the tense debate between Gjilan's residents, governance, and civil society regarding the monument's relocation.

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.

Kosovo: "Kill the Serb", KLA, and swastika graffiti in Gnjilane

Graffiti reading "Kill the Serb," and "UCK," along with a swastika and other offensive content have been painted on a fast food kiosk in Gnjilane.

"UCK" is the Albanian language acronym for "Kosovo Liberation Army" (KLA).

According to the Silovo-based RTV Plus broadcaster, "these are the first anti-Serb graffiti to appear in the town in the past several years."