More than 1,600 people who went missing in the Kosovo War (1998-1999) have been commemorated in the capital, Pristina, with events on the occasion of “27 April National Day of the Missing”.
Kosovo More than 1,600 people missing in the war (1998-1999) were commemorated in the capital, Pristina, through events held on the occasion of “27 April National Day of the Missing”.
Kosovo Speaker of the Parliament of Kosovo Glauc Kunjovka, Prime Minister Albin Kurti, representatives of institutions, organizations and families of people who disappeared in the Kosovo War attended the memorial ceremony held in front of the Missing Persons Monument in Parliament Park.
Prime Minister Kurti told reporters, SerbiaSo far, he said, about 950 bodies have been exhumed from five mass graves, but more than 1,600 bodies are still missing.
Expressing that criminals, executioners and perpetrators should be behind bars, Kurti said: “I expect that the issue of missing persons, which concerns not only the missing and their families, but also our entire society, will be addressed expeditiously at the meeting on May 2 (between the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia) The missing are a special case in which anxiety is greater than grief and anger is greater than grief. Therefore, as we said in Ohrid on March 18, I expect European mediators to urgently address this issue on May 2.” He said.
Konjufca also noted that one of the most heinous crimes of the Serbian genocide was the brutal kidnapping and disappearance of thousands of Albanian citizens. We also know who is responsible for the kidnapped and forcibly disappeared: the Serbian state. The fact that most of the finds were found in institutions built by Serbia indicates that Serbia knows exactly where it is.” Use phrases.
Representing the families of people who disappeared during the Kosovo war, Bayram Çerkeny stressed that the institutions did not make enough efforts to clarify the fate of those who disappeared in the war, and said, “The issue of missing persons should be a top priority everywhere because we are looking for people, we are looking for children. 132 children are still missing. Now these mothers, the cradle is empty. There are many mothers who cannot sleep in the Republic of Kosovo, and my wife does not sleep either, and she screams that my son has come at night, and I say go to bed because he did not come, and he says I can hear the stairs for God’s sake. All mothers suffer from this pain.” He said.
On the other hand, the Kosovo Youth Initiative for Human Rights carried out a symbolic action and placed an informative banner in Albanian, Bosnian, Turkish, Romanian and English languages on the memorial to the missing.
It is estimated that more than 1,600 people, mostly Albanians, died in the Kosovo war, but their bodies have not been found yet.
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