179[orthodox-synod] THE CLEANSING OF SERBS CONTINUES, PRIESTS ARE ENDANGERED
- Jul 1 7:40 AM
SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH'S ST. SAVVA'S YOUTH PRESS SERVICE informative center of the St. Savva's Youth Community of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovci Str. Gospodar Jevremova 42, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, YU, tel/fax: + 381 11 628 694, e-mail: sozspc@... PUBLIC RELEASE, 01. 07. 1999. THE CLEANSING OF SERBS CONTINUES, PRIESTS ARE ENDANGERED
1st July PRISTINA - Yesterday morning Albanians broke into the flats of 2 Orthodox priests in Pristina: Milorad Cvetkovic and Radivoje Panic, telling them they had 5 days deadline to move out. The priests Budimir Kojic and Miljko Koricanin, who were told they would be slain if they didn't leave Kosovo soon, returned to their homes in Pec.
Serbian houses in villages Zegra, Zitimlje, Podgora, Kabas, Binac and Plokot were burnt down two days ago. According to witnesses, Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) members dressed in KFOR uniforms burned them down.
Spokesman of the peacekeeping forces in Kosovo stated yesterday in Pristina that KLA members answered the request of KFOR and established places for giving armaments over, so the agreement on demilitarization of that organization, signed June 21, is being implemented without delay. At same time, at the press conference Agim Ceku, the KLA commander, admitted that more than half of KLA members have not and would not give over their armament.
On Tuesday 200 Romes (Gypsies) arrived to Italy, who escaped from the terror of Albanians in Kosovo. They have been accommodated in the existing refugee facilities. The Gypsies of Kosovo and Metohia suffering harassment since the KLA entered cities. The ethnic Albanians is accusing them for "being cooperative" with Serbs. They are usually ordered by the KLA members to leave their homes.
1st July BELGRADE - Lecturer at the Science-Mathematics Faculty in Pristina, Aleksandar Petojevic, began yesterday a hunger strike in the hall of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts in Belgrade, with the goal to attract attention to the difficult situation of the people who remained at the Pristina University. "The employees at the Pristina University, who mostly live in the University quarters, are requested DM 1.500 for transportation of their things to Nis by truck. I am asking the state to enable all those who wish so to leave Pristina and Kosovo in a dignified way." - said Petojevic to agency SRNA.
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