Returnee Miodrag Stasic from the village of Drenovac near Klina was attacked last Wednesday in his front yard when several youths threw stones at him, breaking a window of his house, the Kosovo Ministry for Communities and Returns announced today. No reaction has arrived from the police so far. Despite multiple inquiries, the KoSSev portal was unable to get a comment or additional information from the police about the case.
The Kosovo Ministry for Communities and Returns revealed that this is not the first time Miodrag Stasic was attacked, noting that the first attack took place six months ago.
This ministry said that Stanisic informed them about the latest incident today.
„On that occasion, he pointed out that the problems with the neighbors have become more frequent. He says that in addition to (cf. the neighbors) letting their cattle graze in his yard, he is often verbally provoked,“ the ministry added.
The head of this ministry, Dalibor Jevtic wrote in a statement that the incidents that affect the most vulnerable group of people are harmful to everyone. He underlined that urgent steps must be taken to protect returnees.
„Improving their safety is one of the basic conditions for the survival of returnees in their homes. That is exactly why I insist on more efficient work and better results when it comes to shedding light on such cases,“ Jevtic stressed.
It is still unknown whether the incident was reported to the police last week.
Even though – according to the ministry – the attack took place last week, the daily police reports have made no mention of the incident.
Despite several inquiries, the KoSSev portal was unable to get a comment or additional information from the police about the case.
The Kosovo Police spokesperson in Pristina, Baki Kelani referred us to his colleague from Pec/Peja, while the spokesman of the Kosovo Police of the Pec region, Fadil Gashi did not answer our calls. By the time the news was published, no response had arrived from the police to the written inquiry we sent earlier today.
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