A senior official with the newly elected Kosovo Albanian political party
says that a referendum for unification of Kosovo to Albania is a possibility
after the separatist Albanian regime in Kosovo unilaterally declares independence
and Western powers recognize them, reports Kosovo Albanian paper Koha Ditore.
of PDK Presidency, Nait Hasani said that after declaring independence a
referendum to join Albania is a distinct possibility because citizens of
Kosovo and Albania are one nation.
"First there should be supervised independence as proposed by Ahtisaari.
But it is known that Kosovo and Albania citizens are one nation who want
to live in one state," Hasani is quoted as having told a Polish paper.
PDK Spokeswoman Vlora Çitaku does not share Hasani's view and
insists that the goal is to build an independent and sovereign Kosovo that
will join EU.
Nait Hasani is born in 1965 in a Kosovo village of Randubrava near city
of Prizren. In 1997, Hasani was sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder
of 3 Serbs in Decani and an attempted murder of the Dean of the Pristina
University Radivoje Popovic, an ethnic Serb. In 2002, Serbian government
gave Hasani an amnesty for the killings. Hasani is quoted of saying that
the amnesty was a result of the pressure exerted by the Albanian "allies
Today, Hasani is a member of the Kosovo Albanian government.
Kosovo is a Serbian province dominated by Muslim Albanian separatists
that have killed or driven off over two thirds of Christians from the province
in an attempt to establish ethnically and religiously pure independent