Today marks the 20th anniversary of the crimes against civilians on the Nis Express bus in Livadice near Podujevo, when 12 Serb civilians were killed and 10 others wounded.
The issue of missing persons is always one related to crimes committed during the war, and once you face those, you become accountable and the prosecution of those who committed the crimes begins. The issue of missing persons is one authorities avoid precisely due to the lack of will to have the perpetrators brought to justice, says Serbeze Haxhiaj, journalist for Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) Kosovo during the debate about missing persons held by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights on occasion of International Day of the Disappeared on August 30.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) wishes to express its disapproval of the public panels and statements made within public institutions and public media service RTS where convicted war criminal Nikola Šainović has made guest appearances, and where facts about war crimes that affected Albanian population in Kosovo during 1999. were being neglected or made relative.
Open letter of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights to Prime Minister Ana Brnabić
YIHR Kosovo and YIHR Serbia condemn and oppose the appointment of Sylejman Selimi as advisor to the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj: War criminals have no place in Government!
Youth Initiative for Human Rights and My Initiative activists have marked August 30, the International Day of Missing Persons, by demanding revealing of the fate of 1837 missing persons since the last war in Kosovo. “Denial of the families rights to know the fate of their loved ones is continuity of violations of the fundamental… View Article
Pristina, 27.04.2010 Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) and activists of My Initiative have marked the 27th of April, Missing Person’s day in Kosovo. Activities began with the deployment of a large number of white cubes covered with the question “Where are 1862 Missing Persons?” which have stood at the Mother Theresa Square in Pristina… View Article