Opposition parties, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) and Vetevendosje, walked out of today’s session of the Assembly demanding the resignation of Kadri Veseli, leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), following PDK MP Flora Brovina showing the media a photograph she claimed depicted an Albanian woman being raped by Serbian forces. The authenticity of the photograph has been widely disputed and the prosecution has opened an investigation while Brovina herself admitted she may have been ‘tricked’ into believing the photo was truly from the Kosovo conflict.
Head of Vetevendosje parliamentary group, Glauk Konjufca, said Veseli should resign following Brovina’s actions. “Had someone given a pencil to Serbia and told it to pen the worst possible damage to the discussion on war crimes and genocide, it would probably have come up with something that happened the other day. Therefore I think that after 16 May, this country deserves accountability,” Konjufca said calling on LDK to join it by leaving the session in protest.
The Assembly today had convened to discuss the initiative of the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) Kadri Veseli for establishment of an international tribunal to try Serbian war crimes in Kosovo.