Serb shot for reclaiming own home
January 2, 2007 -- A Kosovo Serb, Vladimir Radosavljevic and his wife
Bosiljka were shot at in the Kosovo Muslim Albanian stronghold of Klina
after Radosavljevic filed papers with the Kosovo Housing and Property Directorate
to have his illegally confiscated home returned.
Radosavljevic's were asleep when unidentified gunmen fired a round from
an automatic weapon at their temporary shelter in Kosovo town of Klina
where they were awaiting the authorities to evict the illegal Muslim Albanian
occupiers of their property.
family home showing a restaurant on the first floor with the waving Albanian
Police found 23 bullets among the broken glass and empty chargers in
the street. The evidence, according to the police, suggests that the attackers
used a Kalashnikov AK-47 in the shooting. Radosavljevic's were then evacuated
from the premises by the police and placed in the apartment of their relatives
in downtown Klina. Police made a statement that an investigation is in
In 1999, Radosavljevic's family fled Klina fearing Kosovo Muslim violence.
Their home was then illegally occupied by a member of the Kosovo Liberation
Army, a Muslim Albanian guerrilla force, who then rented the house to two
other Muslim Albanians.
At present, certain Mr. Morina claims ownership of the house saying
he has legally purchased the home in Montenegro.
Radosavljevic's say that they never rented nor sold their home to anyone.
Meanwhile, Mr. Morina has converted the ground floor of the home into
a restaurant that is a regular gathering place for the members of the Democratic
Party of Kosovo and KLA veterans. In addition, the house is also an office
to the Kosovo Albanian radical organization, Self Determination, led by
Albin Kurti who want UN peacekeepers out of the province and seek outright
independence for the Kosovo and advocate violence if such independence
is not granted by the powers that administer Kosovo.
Some 60 families have returned to Klina in 2006, and all of them have
found their property to be occupied by Muslim Albanians that claim to have
legitimate property ownership papers.
In the fall of 2006, Serbian family Pavlovic's, have also been intimidated
in Klina when unidentified attackers who tossed a grenade into their apartment
few days after they returned to their hometown.
Over 200,000 Kosovo Serbs, who are Christian, have been expelled by
the Kosovo Muslim Albanian extremists that seek independence for the province.