Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Son beat up his own parents (Bota Sot)

Bota Sot quotes a Serb resident from Cerkolez, who wanted to remain anonymous, as saying that the ‘Serb old couple was beaten up by their own son, Zivan Ivic, who has been pressurizing them to sell their property since the end of the war’.

The maltreatment of the Vucic couple in the village of Cerkolez, Istog, resulted in lots of reactions inside and outside Kosovo. Before the investigations were concluded, the Serb media reported that the Albanians carried out this act.

According to the same person, Zivan’s parents did not want to sell their land, and their persistence led to the beating. He went on to say that they do not have any problem living with Albanians and added ‘God save us from Zivan’.

Local Albanians know Zivan, who was an active police officer during the war in Kosovo, as being ‘capable of anything’.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't understand one thing. Why did mother said that she was beaten by Albanians, and that she recognized two persons?

Anonymous said...

Why would an ex serb policeman step foot in kosovo where he knows the albanians would kill him as soon as he enters. If ordinary serbs cannot live or travel through kosovo safely than it would be suicidal for an ex policeman to make an attempt. This is an insult to intelligence and as the previous comment states the mother accused the albanians and not her son.

Anonymous said...

The mother never said anything, the Serbian media fabricated that she said anything.

Infiltrator said...

The mother never said anything, the Serbian media fabricated that she said anything.

Anonymous said...

The Serb news just said it was Albanians; she never said that. That's why Petersen the other day commented that the Serb media cannot be believed. There has not been a Serb killed in Albania since last June.

Anonymous said...

Why would an ex serb policeman step foot in kosovo where he knows the albanians would kill him as soon as he enters.

I think you are believing too much Serbian mythology. There are ex-Serb policemen serving in the KPS--the Kosovo police--right now. As said above, there has been no major ethnic crime against Serbs in Kosovo since 10 months ago.

Anonymous said...

There are ways to travel in Kosova without being recognized. You can get on the UNHCR buses from the border and travel to the Serb-concentrated areas. If you have a car with KS plates, and you hide your beard, you won't raise suspicion. Traveling and living is not the same as visiting parents once in a while for a good beat up. They seem to be old and cannot handle it often anyways.

Anonymous said...

Also worth noting that it is not too uncommon to walk down the streets of Pristina in broad daylight and hear someone speaking Serbo-Croatian. Not many people -- but some do. Clearly, a Serb would want to be careful not to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. But the idea that anything Serbian will immediately be attacked in Kosovo is indeed a myth.