- Six persons to be accused of Ivanovic’s murder, Radoicic isn’t one of them (KTV)
- Limaj: VV tried to fabricate election result (KTV)
- VV: PAN’s appointments at KIA – unconstitutional bargain (KTV)
- Prosecution Office doesn’t speak about criminal report process in Lumezi and Hasani case (KTV)
- Kosnett: Ending violence against women is everyone’s responsibility (RTK)
- Kosovo indicts two women on terror charges (GazetaExpress)
- Excavation for remains of war victims at University of Prishtina campus begins on Tuesday (Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
Six persons to be accused of Ivanovic’s murder, Radoicic isn’t one of them
Millan Radoicic, one of the key suspects for the murder of former SDP leader Oliver Ivanovic, is not expected to be part of the indictment for this murder, which was committed one year ago.
Although an international arrest warrant has been issued for Radoicic, the Prosecution Office has confirmed to KTV that presently he will not be accused in this case.
But according to the case prosecutor Sylë Hoxha, the indictment will include six persons, who are suspected of aiding and abetting in Ivanovic’s murder.
Hoxha says it is believed that they have identified one of the two persons whose photos were recently made public by the Police, asking citizens for information.
However, their names were later on publically mentioned in Belgrade by the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who said that they were just students in Mitrovica/Mitrovicë, who are unjustly prosecuted by Kosovars.
According to Hoxha, those persons are suspected to have followed Ivanovic a few minutes before he was murdered.
On the other hand, Marko Rosic, one of the first arrests in this case who is being kept at the High Security Prison, according to his defence representatives, committed an attempted suicide.
Limaj: VV tried to fabricate election result
Leader of Social Democratic Initiative (Nisma) Fatmir Limaj expressed his disappointment with Vetëvendosje Movement after the electoral process. Limaj, on RTV Dukagjini, said that the regular election process was completed yesterday (Sunday) and, according to him, it is expected that Nisma and AKR will be in the Assembly.
The leader of Nisma said that acceptance of illegal votes from Serbia in 2017 should not be a precedent for making the same mistake this year too.
“It is not good to repeat the wrong decisions. In 2017, votes from Serbia passed. But the same violations should not be made now. The decision not to accept these votes is very good, as this issue will be closed for the future,” Limaj highlighted.
Limaj said that “the effort for fabricating the election result through irregular votes undermines democracy and the electoral process.”
“VV is consciously accepting some packages by fabricating Kosovo’s election result,” Limaj added.
Speaking about diaspora votes, Limaj said that the Law stipulates that they should arrive in Kosovo until one day before the elections.
“The law on diaspora votes was taken from Germany. If we want to accept those votes, we need to change the Law on diaspora votes,” Fatmir Limaj ended.
VV: PAN’s appointments at KIA – unconstitutional bargain
In a press reaction, Vetëvendosje Movement stated that on Monday they “learned from the media about the new bargain between Thaçi and Haradinaj, to the detriment of the state”.
“The more the day when PAN will leave the power is approaching, the more the threads that keep them tied are brought to the surface. Thaçi took the KIA (Kosovo Intelligence Agency) Director, and Haradinaj took its Chief Inspector,” Vetëvendosje’s reaction says.
According to Vetëvendosje, the proposal by Haradinaj and the decree by Thaçi for those two positions is, amongst other things, unconstitutional.
“In two directions, because former Prime Minister cannot exercise this power, while President cannot decree proposals from a former Prime Minister. Proposals also are political appointments. The first one, a former subordinate of Hashim Thaçi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was appointed as director of KIA after failing to defend Z-mobile numbers from the position of ARKEP Board Director. The second one was appointed as chief inspector after failing to become an AAK MP, and who is remembered for his complains about vote theft that happened inside his political entity. Seemingly, this appointment was his settling,” the statement adds.
“Certainly, as soon as the institutions are constituted, this unconstitutional decision will be addressed for this serious, unprecedented violation. Days of PAN’s abuse are over, as well as their possibilities of further destruction of the constitutional order,” the statement concludes.
Reactions to the KIA appointments were made also by the Kosovo Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) and by the Kosovo Law Institute (KLI). Both KCSS and KLI consider the appointments illegal and illegitimate, with grave consequences for the security institutional framework.
Prosecution Office doesn’t speak about criminal report process in Lumezi and Hasani case
More than two years have passed since Kosovo Police filed a criminal report against former Constitutional Court President Enver Hasani.
But even two years later, this case is failing to be processed.
Although questions to them have been submitted one week ago, officials at the Prishtinë/Pristina Basic Prosecution Office were reluctant to tell what has happened with the criminal report against Enver Hasani, for false reporting about Aleksandër Lumezi, KTV reported.
Hasani keeps insisting that chief prosecutor Lumezi had forged his bar examination. But he feels surprised by the fact that neither his criminal report against the chief prosecutor Aleksandër Lumezi, against prosecutor Blerim Jusufi, and against two prosecutors of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, namely Drita Hajdari and Sevdije Morina, have not been taken into consideration by the Prosecution Office.
Currently, the Basic Prosecution Office is led by Kujtim Munishi, the prosecutor who closed investigations into Lumezi file, 21 days after opening them.
Munishi did not respond to KTV’s query to speak about this case.
Hasani, on the other hand, emphasises that the moment the investigations into Lumezi were closed, Munishi’s destination was decided, and that the position as Chief Prosecutor at the Basic Prosecution Office has been a gift for closing the investigation.
The Chief State Prosecutor Aleksandër Lumezi, on the second day when the report was published, announced to sue Enver Hasani for slander, but he never did it.
Up to now, three prosecutors have requested recusal from the Police criminal report against Hasani: Merita Shala, because her father was a witness in this process; Merita Lumezi, because she is sister-in-law of Aleksandër Lumezi; and former director of the Disciplinary Prosecution Office, presently prosecutor, Zef Prendrecaj.
On 24th April 2018, the criminal report against Enver Hasani, on lottery basis was assigned to prosecutor Nebahate Salihu, who received the case on 10th May; however, nothing has been reported ever since whether the prosecutor has taken any action in relation to this case.
Kosnett: Ending violence against women is everyone’s responsibility
The United States Ambassador to Kosovo Philip Kosnett spoke about violence against women.
In a Twitter post he said that ending violence against women is everyone’s responsibility.
“There is nothing manly about attacking women. Ending violence against women is everyone’s responsibility. Together we can protect mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters,” he wrote.
Kosovo indicts two women on terror charges
Kosovo’s Special Prosecution has filed an indictment against two women, suspected of supporting or fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria.
A prosecutors’ statement on Monday said they had accused two women, identified only as L.L. and S.S., as fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria. The two woman were among 110 Kosovo citizens repatriated from Syria in April.
Excavation for remains of war victims at University of Prishtina campus begins on Tuesday
(Most monitored broadcasters, KTV)
Excavations will take place on this part of the University of Prishtina campus on Tuesday, since there are suspicions that a mass grave is there.
After witnesses indicated that there may be mortal remains in the area, Prosecutor of the Special Prosecutor’s Office Drita Hajdari ordered the excavation to begin.
A day before beginning of excavations, technical preparations were made.
Director of Forensic Medicine Institute, Arsim Gërxhaliu, says that witnesses have indicated that during the war, there were movements of excavators in this area during the evening hours.
Gërxhaliu did not comment on expectations for the result of excavations.
The Government Commission on Missing Persons says excavations will also be carried out at some other locations this year, including north of Mitrovica/Mitrovicë.
This is not the first time that excavations are taking place around the Orthodox Church in Prishtinë/Pristina.
In 2016, excavations were made at three sites on the university campus, but there were no results.
The fate of more than 1,600 missing persons in Kosovo is not yet known.