Friday, April 15, 2005

Kosovo president, Protection Corps condemn killing of former PM's brother

Pristina, 15 April: Representatives of the international community, UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] and Kfor [Kosovo Force], today vehemently condemned the murder of Enver Haradinaj (22), brother of former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj.

The Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, whose leader is Ramush Haradinaj, said that Enver's murder was politically motivated and that it represented a serious blow for the Haradinaj family.

The Alliance warned that all the forces in charge of Kosovo citizens' security were directly responsible for the security of all people in the province.

The murder of Enver Haradinaj was criticized sharply by all political players in Kosovo. The murder was most vehemently condemned by Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, the Kosovo Protection Corps and all Kosovo political parties, as well as the organizations that emerged from the KLA [Kosovo Liberation Army - UCK in Albanian].

Enver Haradinaj is the third brother of former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, who is currently in the Hague tribunal detention unit, to have been killed.

Two other brothers, Shkelzen and Luan, were killed during the clashes in Kosovo. They were senior officers of the Kosovo Liberation Army.

Haradinaj has two more brothers. Daut is serving a prison sentence in Dubrava near Istok. His youngest brother Frasher is a secondary school student.

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