Vetëvendosje

Amnesty Seeks Justice for Killed Kosovo Protesters

The international rights watchdog Amnesty International has urged the UN Special Representative in Kosovo to persuade the UN mission in Kosovo, UNMIK, to apologize for the "failure to protect the lives of Mon Balaj and Arben Xheladini ... and provide the complainants with full reparation for the damage suffered".

Kosovo-Serbia Talks Fail to Defuse Tensions

Diplomatic sources in Brussels said a meeting between Kosovo's President and Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci and Isa Mustafa, and their Serbian counterparts, Tomislav Nikolic and Aleksandar Vucic, failed to achieve anything.

"The meeting went terribly wrong and had no results," an anonymous diplomatic source told Deutsche Welle.

Kosovo MPs Hold Marathon Debate on Activist's Death

MPs from the ruling coalition of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, and the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, convoked an extraordinary session of parliament to discuss the death of opposition activist Astrit Dehari - having earlier refused to discuss the matter on the grounds that they were awaiting the official forensic report.

Kosovo Activists Plan New Rally Over Dehari Death

Kosovo civil society activists have called another protest on Thursday in Pristina's main Skenderbeg Square over the death of Vetevendosje activist Astrit Dehari who died early in November in a jail in Prizren.

The rallty is supported by thousands of social media users using the hashtag #JusticeForAstrit or Albanian #DrejtesiPerAstritin.

Kosovo Opposition Activist Committed Suicide, Prosecutor Says

According to the chief prosecutor of the western Kosovo town of Prizren, Syle Hoxha, 17 people were interviewed during the investigation, four of whom were interviewed twice.

"All the evidence and examinations carried out during the investigation show that this case was a suicide," Hoxha told a press conference on Friday.

Thousands in Kosovo Bid Farewell to Vetevendosje Activist

Thousands of people attended the funeral on Tuesday of 26-year-old Astrit Dehari, the activist from opposition movement Vetevendosje whose death in prison has sent shockwaves through the country.

Deharit died on Saturday under mysterious circumstances in a correctional facility in the western city of Prizren.

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