The Office for Kosovo and Metohija: New arrest evidence of legal lynching and intimidation of Serbs in Kosovo

Kancelarija za KiM
Source: Kancelarija za KiM

The Office for Kosovo and Metohija, reacting to the arrest of Zivorad N. that occurred today in North Mitrovica, who is suspected of alleged war crimes, assessed it as a legal lynching and intimidation that dud not happen anywhere in Europe except in Kosovo.

"This kind of legal lynching and intimidation of people does not happen anywhere in Europe except in Kosovo and Metohija, and if anyone thinks that the Serbs, who persist there despite all the violence and pressures of Kurti's regime, will leave their homes with bowed heads, they do not know the Serbs," the Office for Kosovo and Metohija statement said.

The Office for Kosovo and Metohija demands that the international community finally begins to guarantee the minimum of human and civil rights and conditions for a dignified life for the Serbs in Kosovo and prevent "criminals from Pristina from arresting and harassing people without evidence."

The statement states that this arrest is another proof of ethnic cleansing being carried out.

"Albin Kurti and the executors of his plan of ethnic cleansing of Kosovo and Metohija will not rest until there is not a single Serb left in our southern province, as confirmed by today's arrest of Zivorad N. in Kosovska Mitrovica, a man who was once expelled from Vucitrn together with many hundreds of Serbs. He found his peace in Mitrovica, where he sold goods at the local market for years, only to be arrested today on charges of alleged war crimes," the statement reads.

The Office for Kosovo and Metohija states that Zivorad and people like him cannot be forgiven for deciding to stay in Kosovo despite all the horrors they and their fellow Serbs experienced in Vucitrn.

"In the end, Kurti and his inquisitorial judiciary for war crimes will persecute even those who were not born during the conflict in Kosovo and Metohija because, in his eyes, all Serbs are criminals and worthy of persecution simply because they are of Serbian nationality," the Office for Kosovo and Metohija said.

They recall that in the past, dozens of Serbs were arrested on suspicion of committing war crimes, only to soon find out that they were guilty simply because someone wanted their property or because they once looked askance at someone.

The Office for Kosovo and Metohija has provided a lawyer for the arrested Serb and will provide him, as it has done in similar cases in the past, with all necessary support and assistance.