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San Diego rally for Serbia's sovereignty

Rally Against Illegal Declaration of Kosovo Independence from Serbia Set for Friday February 29, 2008

Released : Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:31 PM

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Diego Area Serbian American Community, joined by other local groups, will hold peaceful rallies on Friday, February 29 and Saturday, March 1 to protest the illegal secession of Kosovo Albanians from the sovereign state of Serbia and the United States' illegal recognition of the breakaway state.

Both events will begin at 12:00 noon in front of the Federal Building in downtown San Diego, 880 Front Street. After prayers by local Eastern Orthodox clergy, the group will pause for a moment of silence at exactly 12:44 PM in recognition of U.N. Resolution 1244 that guarantees the sovereignty and borders of Serbia as well as protection for all minorities in Kosovo, many of whom suffer persecution by the Albanian majority.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008 and President George W. Bush extended formal recognition shortly afterwards in direct violation of U.N. Resolution 1244, which clearly states that "the people of Kosovo can enjoy substantial autonomy within Serbia." This is exactly what the Serbian government has offered. No terms of self- determination or independence are mentioned in the resolution. Many other governments including Spain, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, India, Brazil and China have refused to recognize Kosovo independence.

The rally speakers will discuss the dangerous precedents that the Kosovo action sets for the U.S. and international community. The speakers, including Dr. Vojin Joksimovich who authored The Kosovo Crisis and The Revenge of the Prophet, will address issues of concern to all Americans: terrorism, human rights abuses, religious intolerance and immigration

The two rallies are the first of several rallies planned as an overall campaign to educate the U.S. public and to ask the U.S. Senate to block recognition of Kosovo independence.

For more information including how unilateral U.S. recognition of Kosovo's Declaration of Independence is a violation of both international and U.S. laws download "More About Kosovo" here.

    Contact:  Miro Copic
                  Vojin Joksimovich, PhD

SOURCE Americans for Serbian Sovereignty

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