Saturday, April 16, 2005

Kosovo president declares day of mourning for ex-PM's murdered brother

Prishtina [Pristina], 15 April: Kosova [Kosovo] President Ibrahim Rugova has declared a day of national mourning for the day of the burial of Enver Haradinaj, former Kosovo Liberation Army [UCK] fighter and brother of former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj.

"As a sign of respect for the life and deeds of the slain UCK fighter Enver Haradinaj, Kosova President Ibrahim Rugova has declared the day of the burial of this fighter a day of national mourning in all of Kosova," reads the Kosova president's order. [Passage omitted - background]

Source: KosovaLive web site, Pristina, in Albanian 15 Apr 05


Anonymous said...

A President should be held accountable and responsible for his actions, to give a day of mourning to someone that associated with terrorists is unexcusable. His violent death like any other saddens the heart.

Anonymous said...

What the hell are u talking about. This murder was carried out by Serbian secret service. Haradinaj is not a terrorist, he is a freedom fighter; do not confuse him with Milosevic. Plus the guy that was murdured was already an invalid of war. He posed no threat to anyone. However he could be useful to Belgrade as his murder might cause unrest in Kosova. This is one of the thousands of provocations carried out by Belgrade. Face the reality Kosova is a lost cause, for you.

Anonymous said...

This murder should not have political ramifications in a larger scale. President Rugova took actions to honour Haradinaj family which has become synonymous with the tragedy - the third family member to be killed in less than a decade. Haradinaj's goverment - like it or not- was embraced internationally and he has done an excellent job during his short tenure in goverment.His temporary release from Hague to attend his brother's funeral reflects the good will and the honesty of this man, which has won many hearts and minds internationally. This,unfortunately, is bad news for those like you who are dying to see Kosovo descent into hell. Well, that's not going to happen... Those days are gone.. To bad for you..

Anonymous said...

A young teenager that takes up weapons and sacrifices his health, and ultimately his life for the freedom of his people is the crown jewel of a nation.
Enver Haradinaj was a hero in life and will be one in death.
God bless him and his family.