Veseli writes to EP and Quint countries about Serbia's crimes in Kosovo

Posted in 24 April 2019

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Kosovo Assembly President Kadri Veseli wrote a letter to the European Parliament and Quint countries on Tuesday about Serbia's crimes in Kosovo during the 1998-1999 war, most news websites report.

Veseli mentioned numerous massacres and crimes committed by Serbia in Kosovo, saying that it is internationally known that Albanians were victims and target of systematic violence under Slobodan Milosevic's brutal regime.

He said around 1 million Kosovars were forced to flee, and around half a million were internally displaced. "In total, 90 percent of the Albanian population became refugees or IDPs. Over 13,000 people were killed, including 1,230 children".

"In light of the 20th anniversary of the end of the Kosovo war and the tendencies to deny war crimes committed or revise the sad history of the war in Kosovo, I would like to extend a request to commemorate our plight and suffering," Veseli wrote in his letter. "On behalf of the Kosovo Assembly, I would like to call on you and your fellow parliamentarians to acknowledge the historic injustice done against my people. This could be done through a resolution noting and condemning the crimes against humanity that took place in Kosovo. This would follow the precedent already set in several countries in relation to other instances of intolerable mass violence, ethnic cleansing and genocide".