Employees of the Court in Mitrovica North have decided to suspend their work in solidarity with citizens who are protesting in four municipalities in northern Kosovo.
In a letter sent to the President of the Cour, it is said that in the past week, the decision of Kosovo government has introduced a political embargo that jeopardized not only human and civil rights, but also questioned the physical existence of Serbian people throughout Kosovo.
“The consequences of this embargo are the total ban on the import of food, medicines, bandages and dressing materials as well as oxygen necessary for healthcare, ban on sports’ events, prohibition of import of press and books in the Serbian language,” employees of the court reminded and stressed that all these measures affect innocent citizens and make their everyday life more difficult.
Court employees apologized to the citizens and parties in the court proceedings for possible delays in the trials, but they announce that they would compensate all working days though their additional engagement in ensuring that the parties and citizens would not suffer harm.
At the end of the letter to the President of the Court, the employees asked him to consider, with the authorities of Serbia, further participation in the judicial system of Kosovo, whose institutions systematically violate the human and civil rights of the Serbian people.
Court President Nikola Kabasic sent a letter to the heads of the international missions and certain influential embassies in Kosovo and Metohija, demanding that they use their authority to influence Pristina authorities to change their position in order to normalize the situation in Kosovo, and so that they would thus regain the confidence of the Serbian population.