Thursday, March 30, 2006

Two ethnic Albanian suspects arrested for stabbing Serb in Kosovo

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - Police said Thursday they had arrested two ethnic Albanian youths for allegedly stabbing a Serb in an ethnically tense town in Kosovo.

The two suspects, both under 18, were in police custody. The U.N. police commissioner in Kosovo, Kai Vittrup, said they had confessed to the crime.

A 19-year-old Serb, who survived, was stabbed with a knife Tuesday in Kosovska Mitrovica, which is divided between an ethnic Albanian south and a Serb-dominated north. A few hundred Serbs took to the streets to protest the incident.

Vittrup said, however, that "there isn't any ethnic background for this attack." According to preliminary investigation, the stabbing occurred when the suspects and the victim began fighting after an argument, Kosovo police official Maj. Latif Merovci said.

Kosovo, formally still part of Serbia-Montenegro, has been under U.N. administrative control since mid-1999, when NATO halted Serb forces' crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatists.

11 comments:

WARchild said...

Now truth is coming to light. Hearing Serbs report it it looked like the bloody Albanians crossed the bridge and stabbed the poor Serb youth behind his back while he was just making rounds with his girlfriend.
But apparantely, it was the Serb(s) who first stopped the Albanian(s) and started maltreating the stabber.

This is 80's dejavu when Serbs would destroy their own graves to blame Albanians or attack violently Albanian-dominated-but-still-heavily-Serbian police to incite them to react when Milosevic was visiting.

Serbs of course are desperate for any such scenenario to prove whatever they want to prove in Viena.
The stabber is still a criminal (because his life was not threatened as far as we know and he used a deadly weapon) and any such action sends water to the enemy's mill.

Mir said...

Yep it's always the Serbians that do bad or stage it to make the glorious Albanian superhumans look bad. Albanians never commit any crimes in their entire lives.


Sorry but thats BS. We were terrible in the Balkan wars but atleast we could admit we werent perfect.

WARchild said...

Mir,

I never said "always". All sides in the Balkans (mainly politicians) have at one time or another wished for, done nothing againt when they could have, and provoked crimes so they would get support from the West or justify their brutal response. Vukovar and Dubrovnik come to mind as blatant examples of this kind of thinking. But as far as I know only Serbs destroyed their own graves to blame the other side.

Anonymous said...

Nothing in this article claims that the victim of violence, the SERB, started anything. You are one sick puppy. An ALBANIAN comitted violence. Get it straight.

Independent Kosova said...

"An ALBANIAN comitted violence. Get it straight."

Where does it say that in this article you illeterate son of a bitch??

READ WHAT IT SAYS
"Vittrup said, however, that "there isn't any ethnic background for this attack."

If Serbs can't stand Montenegrians and vice versa what the hell makes you think that a Serb can stand another Serb? They are under stress, Kosova will be independent soon. Serbia doesn't give a crap, and soon if they keep this up it will hurt them more. Remember unemployment for Serbs is high, it's not like they got anything to do, but cause trouble. I'm pretty sure Tadic was going to solve their problems by asking for the delay of everything for 20 years.

Kristian said...

You guys are arguing about the crime etc...


You know what the sad part of all this is: The two police officers 1 albanian, 1 serb did nothing to prevent the incident. Now talk about IRONY!

I didn't see the albanians saying that the crime wasn't committed. And Mir I believe Warchild admittedthat a crime was committed.

My opinion, after they prove the guy guilty, he should serve time and be used as an example. Again innocent till proven guilty.

No offence to the albanians here but reality is the law is the law and it must be obeyed and ppl prosecuted by the law.

ivan said...

"Vittrup said, however, that "there isn't any ethnic background for this attack."

Hahaha, what do you think he will say. I will kill all evil serbs, especially after he had several consultations at the police station of what to say.

Let me just remind you, the guy was with his girlfriend, and there were three siptars. now logic please, why would a guy with his girlfriend start a fight with three siptars on the bridge?

think a bit , and be logical.

Anonymous said...

I've seen the girlfriends get pretty nasty actually. i had a huge fight with a Serbian woman while she was with her bf once and quite frankly Serbs ARE nasty to Albanians in particular there and Serb women are really hard and nasty (speaking as a woman myself) People will start fights over anything and nothing so your statement Ivan is illogical.

If they did it then kristian is right the law is the law, full stop.

Dardania 2006 said...

The stabbers are under 18. How will they get prosecuted? I think not as adults, which is a pitty.

Some people must learn to cool their heads before taking on a blade and swinging it into another person.

If the Serb started it, which is not argued by the article, then the person who was agressed, who ever that be, should keep calm in any case.

Morons like this give us a bad image.

Anonymous said...

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - Police said Thursday they had arrested two ethnic Albanian youths for allegedly stabbing a Serb in an ethnically tense town in Kosovo.

The two suspects, both under 18, were in police custody. The U.N. police commissioner in Kosovo, Kai Vittrup, said they had confessed to the crime.

For the moron who can't read...we need to reiterate the article...an albanian stabbed a serb. I know in your world, that may not be a crime, but in civilized societies, it is--and in kosovo, it is ethnically based.

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