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State Department 2018 Religious Freedoms Report focused on violations of religious rights of SOC in Kosovo, especially Dečani Monastery (Raska-Prizren Eparchy)

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In the most recent report of the State Department on International Religious Freedom in 2018 particular attention was paid to violations of religious and property rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) in Kosovo, Raska-Prizren Eparchy said in a statement posted on its web-site.

“The SOC and international organizations said Decan/Decani municipal officials continued to refuse to implement a 2016 Constitutional Court decision confirming the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling that the municipality should return more than 24 hectares (59 acres) of land to the SOC’s Visoki Decani Monastery,” the report said.

Mayor of Decan/Decani Bashkim Ramosaj continued throughout the year to refer to the decision as unacceptable. Government authorities did not hold him or other municipal officials to account for failing to implement the Constitutional Court decision. NATO Kosovo Force, also known as KFOR, troops continued to provide security at the monastery.”

Full Raska-Prizren Eparchy statement can be seen at: http://www.eparhija-prizren.com/en/news/latest-state-department-report-international-religious-freedoms-2018-focused-violations-religio

The report is available at: https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/KOSOVO-2018-INTERNATIONAL-RELIGIOUS-FREEDOM-REPORT.pdf

 

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