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Safwat Hegazy: „Lobbyist for Kosovo behind attacks in Cairo“

Safwat Hegazy
Safwat Hegazy : Lobbyist for kosovo in Ägypten

DANAS

Islamic propagandist Safwat Hegazy, who was behind the attack against the Egyptian military in Cairo, is „one of the most important Kosovo lobbyists in Egypt.“ Albanians from Kosovo used Hegazy to „very strongly lobby for (Egypt’s) recognition of Kosovo in the Islamist circles.“

„Lobbyist for Kosovo behind attacks in Cairo“

July 10, 2013 | 10:44 | Source: Danas | Comments: (9) | Send comment

CAIRO — Islamic propagandist Safwat Hegazy, who was behind the attack against the Egyptian military in Cairo, is „one of the most important Kosovo lobbyists in Egypt.“

This is according to a report in Tuesday’s edition of the Belgrade-based Danas newspaper, which notes that Hegazy was previously banned from entering Britain for inciting hatred.
Other than for his insults aimed at Jews, he is also „well-known“ for offensive statements against women „who do not cover their faces.“

Albanians from Kosovo used Hegazy to „very strongly lobby for (Egypt’s) recognition of Kosovo in the Islamist circles,“ the newspaper said.

He in the past received all delegation of Kosovo Albanians visiting Egypt – including the foreign minister in the government in Priština, Enver Hoxhaj.

Kosovo: homeland and safety haven, for terrorist and criminals

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Nachtrag: Der New Yorker hat einen Artikel mit der Aussage eines Augenzeugen veröffentlicht. Diese legt nahe, daß die Gewalt mit Männern auf Motorrädern begann, die nicht zur Moslembruderschaft gehörten und das Feuer auf das Militär UND Demonstranten eröffneten.

“I saw that the Army retreated about ten metres and began to fire tear-gas cannisters, about ten or fifteen of them,” he said. “I couldn’t see if the other side [the protesters] was shooting, but I heard people through megaphones encouraging jihad. Then I saw four to six motorcycles coming from the direction of the Rabaa intersection to the Republican Guard barracks. Some people were still praying, some were not, because the dawn prayer had finished by then. The men on the motorcycles were all masked, and it was hard to see them through the dark and the tear-gas smoke, but they seemed to be shooting, they were coming from behind the protesters, so they were shooting toward the protesters and the Army. Then the Army started firing. And the protestors were firing. I saw firing from both sides.” As for details, though—what they were firing, whether it was one or two protesters or something more organized—he said that it was dark and that he couldn’t exactly tell.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/07/after-the-shooting-in-cairo.html

Albanian’s Mafia Präsident: Albania’s Judicial in the hand of primitiv criminals

6.7.2013

Comedy Show des Bujar Nishani: Richter Ernennungen, für seine “Justiz der Inkompetenz”, wo Kriminelle das Sagen haben

Im Lande der Null Justiz: der Mafiöse Justiz Aufbau der Deutschen IRZ-Stiftung – und der US und EU Justiz Missionen

Albanien: US Professor Nikolla Pano, �ber die korrupte und inkompetente Justiz

In 2007

Establishment of the Joint Investigative Unit to Fight Economic Crime and Corruption

in 2009

Establishment of the Joint Investigative Unit to Fight Economic Crime and Corruption

in 2010

Justiz Mission Opdat und die General Staatsanwältin über die Schwierigkeiten gegen Kriminelle mit Immunität vorzugehen

08 Jul 13
Albania Judicial Appointments Cause Controversy

The appointment of a number of controversial judges to Tirana’s appeals court has raised questions about the Albanian president’s stance on the rule of law.

Besar Likmeta
BIRN

Tirana

Albania President Bujar Nishani

The High Council of Justice, HCJ, an institution headed by President Bujar Nishani which acts as a sort of governing body for the judicial system, promoted on Friday six new judges and one of its own members to the appeals court, one of the most important judicial institutions in the country.

Friday’s appointments included a number of controversial judges who have overseen high-profile trials during their tenure and are perceived to have been under the direct influence of the Democratic Party of outgoing Prime Minister Sali Berisha.

Critics say that the latest promotions not only raise serious questions about the president’s respect for the rule of law but also about his independence from his former Democratic Party boss Berisha.

Nishani served as interior minister and justice minister in Berisha’s centre-right cabinet before his election as president in 2012 with votes from the Democratic Party and its junior government allies.

The HCJ also promoted one of its most controversial members to the board of the school of magistrates, a move that sources in the judiciary allege is aimed at undermining the body’s independence.

Local observers have suggested that the appointments are a move by the Democrats to reward judges who have helped them emerge unscathed by the many scandals that plagued their tenure in power which was ended by defeat in the June 23 parliamentary elections by the Socialist-led opposition.

The HJC promoted judges Ridvan Hado and Fatmira Hajdari to the appeals court. Both judges delivered the verdict in the case brought after a deadly ammunition blast in March 2008 in the village of Gerdec, which killed 26 people and wounded over 300.

Their verdict on the 28 defendants, who included senior government officials and army top brass, was considered too lenient by experts and the public.

One of the other appointees, judge Agim Bendo, slapped Albania’s Top-Channel TV with a 400,000 euro fine in 2011, after its journalists exposed a minister who solicited sex from young women who were looking for jobs.

Shkelqim Mustafa, another promoted judge, refused to incarcerate General Ndrea Prendi, the former head of the Republican Guard, who was accused of the murder of opposition protestors during the January 2011 riots in Tirana.

Ilir Mustafaj, a member of the HCJ, was also promoted to the appeals court, despite the law not permitting members of the council to advance their careers during their mandate.

The promotion of one of their own to the court raises serious questions over conflicts of interest in the Council, critics say; five other members of the HCJ have also applied to be appointed to the same court.

In an interview for the daily newspaper Mapo, Socialist MP Damian Gjiknuri called on the new government that will take office in September to pay close attention to the HJC promotions.

“The new majority should not close its eyes to injustice and the further destruction of the justice system, when it sees the members of the HCJ promoting themselves to office, ironically under the supervision of the president,” Gjiknuri said.

Writing in the daily Tema, political commentator Mero Baze said that Nishani was giving the impression that he wants to extend Berisha’s hold on power which he lost at the elections.

“In the High Council of Justice, Nishani again promoted Berisha’s people, those most incriminated,” Baze wrote.

“The way things are going, the new majority’s first battle with public opinion will be whether to keep him in office,” he added.

Speaking during the HCJ meeting on Friday, Nishani said that the court appointments were being made purely on merit.

“This council for the first time used a model for the promotion of judges that is not based on political blackmail or friendship and cronyism,” he said.

The HCJ on Friday also replaced a member of the board of the school of magistrates, Sokol Binaj.

Binaj’s mandate was cut short after “losing the trust of the council” and was replaced by HCJ member Gjin Gjoni, who in the past has been at the centre of corruption allegations.

A high-level source in the justice system, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Balkan Insight that Binaj was replaced in order to clear the way for the promotion of another of the HCJ’s members, Neshat Fana, as head of the school of magistrates.

Fana is a government appointee to the HCJ and is well-known as a lawyer for having represented Prime Minister Berisha.

“They want to control the justice system at its roots,” the source added.

 

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/albania-judicial-appointments-raise-eyebrows

oone of the Theater show’s in foreign countrys, with a result of total negativ

 

Department of Justice
Opdat

Follow the Money to Solve the Crime

An interview with Cindy Eldridge, Anti-Corruption Resident Legal Advisor at the Embassy�s DOJ OPDAT program, was the cover story of leading weekly MAPO on Nov 1. Following mounting speculations in the Albanian media about her role, Eldridge explained to the weekly that she is embedded with the Joint Investigative Unit of the Tirana Prosecutor�s Office. Eldridge told MAPO she offers technical advice and assistance on a variety of cases that the unit works on. Speaking on her experience as a federal prosecutor in the U.S., Eldridge said, �Following the money is the key to solving the crime.� Albanian prosecutors are involved in investigations of a series of high profile cases that point to the urgent need to fight corruption in Albania. balkanblog
The Department of Justice sponsors two programs aimed at improving Albania�s criminal justice and law enforcement sectors – the Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Program (OPDAT) and the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP).

OPDAT�s central mission is to assist the Albanian Government to develop criminal justice and law enforcement structures, with particular emphasis on public corruption, organized crime and human trafficking. OPDAT is involved in reviewing criminal-justice legislation; training judges, police and prosecutors; providing law-enforcement equipment; and providing technical assistance aimed at establishing more effective law enforcement structures.

Since 1998, ICITAP has assisted the Albanian Government to develop the capacity to provide professional law enforcement services based on best policing practices, respect for human rights and the rule of law. ICITAP offers support to the Ministry of Interior and the Albanian State Police. This assistance comprises projects in border management and anti-trafficking; combating organized crime; police accountability and human resource management; academy and training development; and information management systems, including TIMS (Total Integration Management System).
(Department of Justice)

US Department of State: OSAC Bericht, über die Zustände in Albanien

SREBRENICA’S COMMANDER: Naser Oric

Den Haag-ITCY and Naser ORIC
SREBRENICA’S COMMANDER: Naser Oric
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Carlos Martins Branco, UNMO Deputy Chief Operations Officer on Srebrenica
Call that safe?
Oric Left Srebrenica On His Own Accord
Fear and Loathing in Srebrenica
Naser Oric to be indicted for war crimes
Weapons, Cash and Chaos Lend Clout to Srebrenica’s Tough Guy

http://www.balkanpeace.org/index.php?index=/content/balkans/bosnia/oric/oric.incl

The head of the U.N mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina, U.S diplomat Jacques Klein, left, walks with Bosnian Muslim wartime commander Naser Oric in Sarajevo.
(AP Photo)
Apr 5, 2001

Berufswunsch der Jugend im Kosovo: Mafia Boss

Klares Votum für ein unabhängiges Mafiastan

Peter Mühlbauer 20.11.2007
Im Kosovo gewinnen Parteien, die eng mit der Organisierten Kriminalität verwoben sind
Als Hoffnungsschimmer kann bei den Wahlen vom Wochenende alleinig gewertet werden, dass die Beteiligung bei lediglich 45% lag.

Dem vorläufigen Ergebnis zufolge gewann die aus dem Hashim-Thaci-Flügel der UCK hervorgegangene „Demokratische Partei“ (PDK). Die bisher an der Macht befindliche „Demokratische Liga“ (LDK) von Präsident Fatmir Sejdiu erlitt dagegen Verluste. Allerdings errang auch die PDK keine absolute Mehrheit. Beobachter erwarten deshalb eine Koalition aus PDK und LDK mit Thaci als Regierungschef. Unwahrscheinlicher wäre eine Allianz mit der der ebenfalls aus der UCK hervorgegangenen „Allianz für die Zukunft des Kosovo“ (AAK). Die Partei des wegen Kriegsverbrechen angeklagten und in Den Haag inhaftierten Ramush Haradinaj beherrscht den Westen der Provinz. Die „Allianz für ein neues Kosovo“ (AKR) des Bauunternehmers Behgjet Pacolli, der während der Privatisierung Russlands unter Boris Jelzin extrem viel Geld auf die Seite brachte, erlangte etwa 12% der Stimmen. Veton Surrois „Reformpartei“ (ORA), die „Hoffnung des Westens“, blieb wahrscheinlich unterhalb der 5%-Hürde.

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Das Funktionieren der politischen Strukturen ergibt sich aus dem Funktionieren der ökonomischen. Laut [extern] Jürgen Roth ist die Organisierte Kriminalität im Kosovo „der einzig wachsende und profitable Wirtschaftsfaktor“.

Mit Hashim Thaci rückt das Kosovo noch ein Stück näher an die totale Herrschaft der Organisierten Kriminalität. Nach einer für das deutsche Verteidigungsministerium angefertigten Studie des Instituts für Europäische Politik (IEP) „gilt Thaci in Sicherheitskreisen als ’noch wesentlich gefährlicher als Haradinaj‘, da der einstige UCK-Chef auf internationaler Ebene über weiter reichende kriminelle Netzwerke verfügt“. Unter anderem ist der Schwerverbrecher Sylejman Selimi ein enger Gefolgsmann des Ministerpräsidenten in spe.

Nicht, dass sich die Provinz vorher auf dem Weg in einen funktionierenden Rechtsstaat befunden hätte: Die als „Verschlusssache“ eingestufte Studie des IEP kam bereits Anfang 2007 zu dem Schluss, dass das Kosovo „fest in der Hand der Organisierten Kriminalität“ ist, die „weitgehende Kontrolle über den Regierungsapparat“ hat.

Daneben kontrollieren die albanischen Akteure auch Menschenhandel und Zwangsprostitution, die vor allem durch die Truppenstationierung auch im Kosovo selbst ein lukratives Geschäft ist. Laut einer für das US-Repräsentantenhaus gefertigten Studie wird sie auch dazu genutzt, um die stationierten Truppen zu „neutralisieren“.

In einem von Jürgen Roth in „Rechtsstaat? Lieber nicht!“ ausgewerteten vertraulichen Bericht des Bundesnachrichtendienstes aus dem Frühjahr 2005 werden die politischen Führer Ramush Haradinaj, Hashim Thaci und Xhavit Haliti namentlich belastet. Dieses Netzwerk hielt laut BND bereits vor den Wahlen fast alle wesentlichen gesellschaftlichen Schlüsselpositionen besetzt. Der Nachrichtendienst befand damals laut Roth: „Über die Key-Player (wie z. B. Haliti, Thaci, Haradinaj) bestehen engste Verflechtungen zwischen Politik, Wirtschaft und international operierenden OK-Strukturen im Kosovo.“

Hinzu kommt die „strukturelle Divergenz von Rechtsnormen und Normenwirklichkeit“. Der „faktische Zusammenbruch der Strafverfolgung“ machte aus der Provinz einen „idealen Rückzugsraum für kriminelle Akteure“ und für Geldwäsche. Die Kosovo Fact Finding Mission der EU stufte den Justizsektor 2006 als „extremly weak and unable to deliver a proper service“ und Norbert Mappes-Niediek befand für die: Zeit: „Wenn Kriminalität überhaupt bekämpft wird, dann von der jeweils gegnerischen Bande, die sich gerade die Kontrolle über die Staatsorgane gesichert hat“

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Berufswunsch Mafiaboss

Der Aufbau einer Justiz scheiterte an Bestechung, Einschüchterung, Clanwirtschaft und dem informellen Kanun-Recht. Der Kanun trägt ein gewaltlegitimierendes Ehrkonzept („Besa“) und die Pflicht zur Blutrache („Gjakmaria“) im Mittelpunkt. Die Vorstellung, dass er mit der Zeit von alleine verschwinden würde, stellte sich als verhängnisvolle Fehlspekulation heraus: Er ist kein archaisches Recht, sondern entstand erst zu Beginn der osmanischen Besatzungszeit. Dort bildete er ein Gegen- bzw. ein Parallelrecht zum offiziellen osmanischen Recht. Dieses 500jährige Gedeihen im Schatten einer anderen Rechtsordnung lässt Vorstellungen fragwürdig erscheinen, dass die Bevölkerung ohne weiteres Zutun eine mit der westlichen Welt kompatible Rechtsordnung übernehmen würde. Die IEP-Studie befand zur Rolle des Kanun im Kosovo:

„Die Dominanz dieser Rechtspraxis erstickt dabei jedweden S[ecurity]S[ystem]R[eform]-Prozess im Keim, da die Regeln des Kanun bereits vom Ansatz her einer Etablierung rechtsstaatlicher und demokratischer Strukturen zuwider laufen.“

Die Macht, über die Clan- und Kriegsherren im Kosovo verfügen, kommt aber auch zu einem guten Teil aus den Gewehrläufen: Die IEP-Studie schätzt, dass nach dem Krieg lediglich ein Zehntel des Waffenbestandes ausgehändigt wurde – und zwar von so niedriger Qualität, dass KFOR-Angehörige die Aktion als „Modernisierungsoffensive der UCK“ bezeichneten.

Kein Wunder also, dass der Bericht in bemerkenswert klaren Worten von einer „Groteske[n] Realitätsverweigerung seitens der Internationalen Gemeinschaft“ sprach und dem Verteidigungsministerium noch die interessante Einschätzung eines Gesprächspartners aus dem Kosovo mit auf dem Weg gab:

„Bereits heute stellt ‚Mafiaboss‘ den meistgenannten Berufswunsch von Kindern und Jugendlichen dar.“

Artikel-URL: http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/26/26649/1.html

Berühmtetse Journalisten wie David Binder von der New York Times und Website haben diese Studie nun ins Englsiche übersetzt und Artikel gebracht

Kosovo auf Deutsch

11/18/2007 (Balkanalysis.com)

By David Binder

Forget about status negotiations for a moment. The near-term outlook for Kosovo is unalterably grim: an economy stuck in misery; a bursting population of young people with “criminality as the sole career choice;” an insupportably high birthrate; a society imbued with corruption and a state dominated by organized crime figures.

These are the conclusions of “Operationalizing of the Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans,” a 124-page investigation by the Institute for European Policy commissioned by the German Bundeswehr and issued last January. This month the text turned up on a weblog. It is labeled “solely for internal use.” Provided one can plow through the appallingly dense Amtsdeutsch – “German officialese” – that is already evident in the ponderous title, a reader is rewarded with sharp insights about Kosovo.

Occasionally a flicker of human frustration with the intractability of Kosovo’s people appears in the stolid German text. That reminded me of an encounter 44 years ago in the fly-specked cafeteria of Pristina’s Kosovski Bozur Hotel, occupied by a lone guest drinking a beer. He introduced himself as an engineer from Germany.

What was he doing here?” I inquired. “Ich verbloede,” he replied – “I am stupefying myself.” – (or, I am making myself stupid).

In this text, the authors make clear that Germany’s interest in Kosovo rests on its “geographic proximity” and its roles as the most important supplier of troops and provider of money for the province. Failure would mean “incalculable risks for future foreign and security policy” of the Federal Republic. The authors point out a “grotesque denial of reality by the international community” about Kosovo, coupling that with the warning of “a new wave of unrest that could greatly exceed the level of escalation seen up to now.”

The institute authors, Mathias Jopp and Sammi Sandawi, spent six months interviewing 70 experts and mining current literature on Kosovo in preparing the study. In their analysis the political unrest and guerrilla fighting of the 1990s led to basic changes which they call a “turnabout in Kosovo-Albanian social structures.” The result is a “civil war society in which those inclined to violence, ill-educated and easily influenced people could make huge social leaps in a rapidly constructed soldateska.”….

http://www.balkanalysis.com/2007/11/18/kosovo-auf-deutsch/

jetzt auch hier nochmal die Englsiche Version

http://balkanblog.org/2007/11/19/1647/print/

Again a friend of Jo Biden: Serbian Police Arrest Miroslav Miskovic

Vlore Mafia Boss: Dashemir Tahiri and Jo Biden

 look: 12.12.2012: Rodoljub Radulović, the leadership of Šarić’s criminal enterprise

Jo Biden, is a the most important criminal Mentor of the balkan Mafia, with Frank Wisner!

 The Mišković Millions

Miskovic


Serbia: Nation’s Wealthiest Tycoon Arrested in Fraud Probe

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:45

Serbian police Wednesday arrested ten prominent businessmen, including Serbia’s wealthiest tycoon Miroslav Mišković, on charges of fraud and abuse of office. The men are suspected of pocketing around $39 million in the process of privatizing highway companies in Serbia in 2005.

When Serbia’s new, nationalist government took control over the summer, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic pledged to root out the corruption that has long plagued the country. Since Mišković was a major funder of the previous, pro-Western administration, he was widely expected to become an early target of that effort.

When he was arrested Wednesday morning at his home, Mišković threatened the deputy prime minister’s life, telling police that Vucic would not live long enough to make his scheduled appearance Wednesday night on Serbian Public Television, according to officials present at the arrest.

Miskovic and the other men detained Wednesday will be held for questioning for 48 hours before Organized Crime Prosecutors determine the next steps of the investigation, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project reported in detail on Miroslav Mišković in our previous project, „The Mišković Millions.“

2 DEC 12

Serbian Police Arrest Miroslav Miskovic

Serbian police have detained Miroslav Miskovic, his son Marko and eight other persons on suspicion of corruption.

Bojana Barlovac

 

BIRN

 Belgrade

Serbian police on Wednesday arrested the owner of Delta Holding, Miroslav Miskovic, and nine other persons on suspicion of abuses during privatization of road construction and maintenance companies.

The suspects include his son, Marko, the owner of Mera Investment Fund, and Marko Djuraskovic, the owner of the road building company Nibens Group.

Miskovic Threatens Vucic

According to media reports, when he was detained, Miskovic told the police that Vucic would not live to take part in tonight’s programme on the public broadcaster RTS.

Serbian police informed Vucic about the threat and have increased security measures, local media say.

Vucic wrote on his Facebook and Twitter account: „No one has ever beaten Serbia neither will Miroslav Miskovic.“ See video below.

Delta’s lawyer office Jankovic, Popovic and Miric said in a statement that thier client did not resist the arrest and denied he made any threats against Vucic.

„The truth is that Miroslav [Miskovic] said that ‚Aleksandar [Vucic] cannot take part in the RTS show tonight unless he arrests me first,'“ the lawyers‘ office said in a statement.

Miroslav and Marko Miskovic and Djuraskovic are suspected of having illegally obtained more that 30 million euro, the Serbian public service broadcaster RTS reported.

The group will be remanded in custody for 48 hours and taken to the Prosecutors Office for Organized Crime.

Serbia’s new government has pledged to root out corruption, which is often cited in EU reports as one of the biggest problems in the Balkan country.

Aleksandar Vucic, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of corruption and the leader of the ruling Progressive Party, said that the group was arrested related to 24 cases of privatizations in Serbia, earlier flagged by the EU as problematic.

„Two things have been proven in Serbia – that nobody is protected and untouchable and that the state is stronger than any individual,“ Vucic told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

The Delta Holding owner was first questioned by the police on December 3. Djuraskovic was questioned on the same day.

Marko Miskovic was questioned on Friday about his companies cooperation with Nibens Group……….

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http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/serbia-police-arrests-tycoon-miskovic

A combo photo of Marko and Miroslav Mišković (Beta)

Police arrest Delta Holding owner

Wednesday 12.12.2012 | 14:08 | Source: B92 | Comments: (2) | Send comment

BELGRADE — The Serbian police arrested Delta Holding owner Miroslav Mišković, his son Marko and another eight persons on Wednesday morning.

Delta Holding HQ (file)

Delta Holding: History and numbers

Wednesday 12.12.2012 | 15:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE — Miroslav Mišković’s Delta Holding, Serbia’s largest privately-owned company, has five organizational units and employs 7,200 people.

Miskovic offers 19 million Euro bail to defend himself from freedom

The Delta Holding owner Miroslav Miskovic offered as a guarantee 19 million Euros (the amount that he and his son are suspected… »

Einmal noch abkassieren: Der Gangster Salih Berisha, bietet Weltweit Albanische Staatsbürgerschaft an

Stapelweise wurden gesuchte Gangster vor allem aus dme Kosovo mit neuen Identitäten ausgestatte, was Tradition ist. Doe Geschichte die ein Salih Berisha verbreitet, wurde vor allem von Enver Hohxa erfunden, inklusive der Illyrier Abstammung, aber die Bildung der Albanien ist sowieso im Bodenlosen Nichts.

Für Geld ist Alles machbar, ein Albanischer Spruch!

Falsche biometrische Paesse, neue Identitaeten fuer Kriminelle :: Nichts Neues aus Albanien

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Albania PM Retracts Kosovo Citizenship Offer

Prime Minister Sali Berisha declared that a decision to offer citizenship to ethnic Albanians living abroad will not extend to Kosovo’s citizens, despite a promise he made last year.

July 3, 2013

Berisha: 10% of the Greek population is Albanian

Prime Minister Sali Berisha’s comments during the discussion on the draft law granting citizenship CE Albanian media have sparked reaction in the region.

Berisha during his speech at the Council of Ministers, said that „today in Greece, almost 10 percent of the population is Albanian and Greek media has not even a single program to slip.“

This comment has prompted the media to qualify Greek Prime Minister Sali Berisha as „delirant“ and attempt to attract attention after the election defeat.

„With this decision not yet given early response Albanian diasporas, Arvanites and Arbëreshs. But this is an ongoing process. It can not be denied, but for now the decision provides these. Diasporas, Arvanites in Greece and Italy have ever arberesh in providing a great historic contribution to the friendly countries, and our Diaspora in Turkey that is two times greater than the Albanian population „, said Berisha

The head of government is not to mention the Albanians left Turkey. „During my period at the Council of Europe tried many resolutions that included Turkish radio broadcasts in Albanian, but it did not happen. Even this year, when a player raised his voice, had a very dishonest wave against him, which forced Prime Minister Erdogan to stand on the side of the player. “

Poll: Albania, the most racist country in Europe

Poll: Albania, the most racist country in Europe
An international survey data from the World Value Survey collected and processed by the Washington Post reveals that Albania is the most racist country in Europe and worldwide more racists. The survey attempts to make a connection between economic development and being tolerant inside a society with ethnic crashes.. Thus, the most tolerant countries in the world are the Nordic countries, Great Britain and some of its former colonies, the United States, Canada and Australia. Countries with high tolerance are also in Latin America, where Venezuela exception.

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ITCY the corruption US judge Mafia: Theodor Meron: Hague Judge’s Criticism of Tribunal Sparks Controversy

The same corruption americans: 83 years old!!!

Judge Theodor Meron (USA)
President of the ICTY since 17 November 2011
and from 2003 to 2005
Born: 28 April 1930, Kalisz, Poland

Three judgments in which the accused were acquitted over the past few months at the Tribunal have left the Danish judge Frederik Harhoff ‘with a strong feeling that the Tribunal changed its course under the pressure of “military establishment” of some influential countries’, such as the USA and Israel.

EULEX Mission im Kosovo mit korrupten Staatsanwälten: Troy Wilkinson wurde von der Gruppe Limaj gezahlt

Die Show des Clint Williamson, der angeblich den Organ Handel im Kosovo ermitteln will

Daily: Ex-KLA’s (Fatmir Limaj) defense financed with “dirty money”

14 Jun 13
Hague Judge’s Criticism of Tribunal Sparks Controversy

A Hague Tribunal judge’s email suggesting recent high-profile acquittals by the court could have been due to political pressure has caused controversy after it was leaked to the

media

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BIRN

Belgrade

Frederik Harhoff, a Danish judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, has caused controversy after a private email he wrote criticising the court’s recent acquittals of Serbian and Croatian wartime commanders was published by a newspaper in Denmark.

In the email, Harhoff wrote that he had heard that the Tribunal’s president, Theodor Meron, an American, allegedly put pressure on other judges to approve the acquittals in recent months of Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac, Yugoslav general Momcilo Perisic and Serbian security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic.

Harhoff also accused the Tribunal of changing its policy on convictions.

“Right up until autumn 2012, it has been a more or less set practice at the court that military commanders were held responsible for war crimes that their subordinates committed during the war in the former Yugoslavia from 1992-95,” Harhoff argued.

But after that, he said, the leading Croatian and Serbian officials were acquitted partly on the grounds that it could not be proved that they actually ordered their subordinates to commit war crimes.

“Now apparently the commanders must have had a direct intention to commit crimes – and not just knowledge or suspicion that the crimes were or would be committed,” he said.

The result of this, he argued, was that the Tribunal has taken “a significant step back from the lesson that commanding military leaders have to take responsibility for their subordinates’ crimes”.

He alleged that the changes could have come as a result of “pressure from ‘the military establishments’ in certain dominant countries”, such as the US and Israel, which do not want to see precedents established that could be used to convict their citizens in the future.

“The latest judgments [at the Tribunal] have brought me before a deep professional and moral dilemma, not previously faced,” Harhoff concluded the letter by saying.

“The worst of it is the suspicion that some of my colleagues have been behind a short-sighted political pressure that completely changes the premises of my work in my service to wisdom and the law,” he wrote.

The New York Times reported that the judge’s criticism raised “serious questions about the credibility of the court”.

The Sense Agency news website meanwhile described it as a “bombshell” for the Hague Tribunal.

Danish newspaper Berlingske has not revealed how it obtained the private letter, dated June 6, which Harhoff originally emailed to friends and

associates

.http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/a

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19 Jun 13

Hague Prosecutor: Our Work Isn’t Over Yet

The Hague Tribunal has been successful in bringing wartime commanders to justice but hasn’t met expectations on reconciliation, chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz told BIRN.

Ante Gotovina, ein Gangster der auch im Drogen Geschäft war und mit dem Zemun Clan zusammenarbeitete
13. Dezember 2005
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Ante Gotovina

 

 

Ante Gotovina – “Wichtigste Person” der kroatischen Politik gefasst

Vielen Kroaten gilt mutmaßlicher Kriegsverbrecher immer noch als Held


Zagreb – Mit seinem Status als “wichtigste” Person in der kroatischen Politik ist es nun wohl vorbei. Mehrere Monate lang blockierte der flüchtige General Ante Gotovina den Beginn der EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen mit Kroatien. Während die EU die Auslieferung des mutmaßlichen Kriegsverbrechers Gotovina an das Haager UNO-Tribunal forderte, hieß es in Zagreb beharrlich, man kenne seinen Aufenthaltsort nicht. Tatsächlich wurde er nun nach Angaben von Tribunals-Chefanklägerin Carla del Ponte auf den Kanarischen Inseln gefasst.Die US-Regierung hatte ein Kopfgeld von fünf Millionen Dollar (4,27 Mio. Euro) auf ihn ausgesetzt, die kroatische Regierung 300.000 Kuna (40.623 Euro). Umgekehrt sah es freilich mit der Wertschätzung für Gotovina aus. Vielen Kroaten gilt der ehemalige General als Kriegsheld, vor allem in ländlichen Gebieten sind auf zahlreichen Plakaten Solidaritätsbekundungen zu sehen.Fremdenlegion

Laut einem inoffiziellen Biografen war Gotovina (49) schon mit 18 Jahren Mitglied der elitärsten Truppen der Fremdenlegion. Er kämpfte in Afrika und war danach Kommandant in Guatemala und Paraguay. Gotovina verkehrte angeblich mit dem Musiker Serge Gainsbourg, dem Modeschöpfer Jean-Paul Gaultier und mit dem ehemaligen afrikanischen Diktator Jean-Bedel Bokassa. Aber das wurde nie bestätigt.

Im Juni 1991 kam er – nach der Loslösung Kroatiens aus dem jugoslawischen Staatenbund – in sein Heimatland zurück. Zunächst war er Chef der Operations- und Lehrabteilung der 1. Brigade der Kroatischen Armee (HV), danach Vize-Kommandant einer Sondereinheit des Hauptstabs und Mitglied des HVO (Kroatischer Verteidigungsrat, Bezeichnung für kroatische Truppen in Bosnien-Herzegowina, Anm.). Im Oktober 1992 wurde er als Brigadier zum Kommandanten der Zone Split der HV ernannt. Am 30. Mai 1994 erhielt Gotovina den Rang eines Generalmajors und im August 1995, nach der “Operation Sturm” zur Rückeroberung der von Serben kontrollierten Krajina, wurde er zum Generaloberst ernannt.

Diese kometenhafte Karriere war in der damaligen HV nicht unüblich. Aber Gotovina baute laut Medienberichten neben der militärischen Logistik auch einen Drogenschmugglerring auf. Die amerikanische staatliche Drogenbekämpfungsagentur DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) versuchte angeblich mehrmals, kroatische Behörden auf die Verbindungen zwischen einigen Personen in der HV und Waffen- und Drogenschmugglern hinzuweisen. Die Militärbasis Sepurine bei Zadar, wo Gotovina einen inoffiziellen Stab hatte, war laut DEA jahrelang ein Platz, von dem Sportflugzeuge Drogen, die später weitergeschmuggelt wurden, transportierte.

Seit Juli 2001 befand sich Gotovina auf der Flucht. Das UNO-Tribunal wirft ihm Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit vor. Gotovina wird vor allem für die Ermordung von 150 Serben in der Krajina, das spurlose Verschwinden von “vielen Hundert anderen” und die Vertreibung von 150.000 bis 200.000 Serben verantwortlich gemacht.

Die kroatischen Behörden hatten dem Haager Tribunal zwar zugesagt, Gotovina festzunehmen und auszuliefern, konnten den untergetauchten General nach eigenen Angaben in den vergangenen drei Jahren jedoch nicht aufspüren.

Mehr als 600 Mal wurde Gotovina in den vergangenen Jahren an verschiedenen Orten gesehen. In seinem Dorf Pakostane, in einem Kloster in Bosnien, auf einer Jacht vor der kroatischen Küste, auf Korsika, in Brela, in Venezuela… Es kursierten sogar Geschichten über Doppelgänger Gotovinas. Nun wird er endlich auch dort auftauchen, wo er schon längst hätte sein sollen: Vor dem UNO-Tribunal in Den Haag. (APA)

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Albania’s ‘clean’ vote „may be“ first step towards E.U.

Albania’s ‘clean’ vote may be first step towards E.U.
by in Europe.

Supporters of the Democratic Party of Albania wave flags during a pre-election rally in Tirana on June 21, 2013. Albania's ruling Democrats vowed on June 21 to lead the country into the EU as political parties finished their campaigning ahead of elections on June 23 seen as crucial for the nation's future in Europe. "The road toward Europe is the enlightened future for each Albanian," outgoing Prime Minister Sali Berisha told the crowd of several thousand supporters rallying at Tirana's central Mother Teresa square.

Supporters of the Democratic Party of Albania wave flags during a rally in Tirana. GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images

TIRANA — Albania may be struggling toward membership in the European Union. With the announcement Wednesday of the results in the first apparently clean election since the end of the communist era in this remote Balkan nation, the first step on the long and still potentially tortuous path into the European community has been taken.

The winner was the Socialist center-left coalition, led by longtime Tirana mayor Edi Rama — replacing the center-right coalition of incumbent Prime Minister Sali Berisha, who’s served for eight years as Prime Minister following five years as the titular president. These left-right political labels merely so much smoke, so to speak, from the bonfire of Balkan politics. After all, Berisha — who admitted to me in an interview in his office here days before Sunday’s balloting that he was for most of his early life a member of the ruling Albanian Communist Party — believes at once in a flat tax and universal health care (though there’s some considerable controversy over who’s going to pay for this). At the same time, Rama believes in a progressive income tax while the other principal member of his coalition holds onto his view of the flat tax. Don’t ask.

So far, the country has not seen the widespread rioting and multiple deaths that marred every previous vote. Not that there wasn’t some fear of a repeat. Even while voting was underway, there was an incident in a remote region of northern Albania, where blood feuds are still known to settle even the pettiest of squabbles, a Rama supporter was shot dead and two Berisha supporters were wounded in a hail of gunfire that erupted after an argument about just who was bribing which voters. And Luca Volonte, an Italian member of parliament who heads one group of election monitors — from the august Council of Europe — told me in the last days before the vote that he’d visited each major candidate and that the prime minister was the only one who’d pledged to retire gracefully if defeated.

So at first blush it appears that fears of a bloody repeat of the past may have been misplaced. Now, the talk is that a “clean” election (at least in Balkan terms) may grease the nation’s path toward its long lusted-after membership in the European Union — a principal campaign promise of all parties in this election campaign. And there certainly are enough parties — at least 66, by most counts. If Albania eventually wins entry into the E.U., it will likely be at the top of the list for the most politically fragmented nation on the continent.  As one wag put it in an effort to explain this political diversity (or cacophony, depending on where you’re listening) “wherever you have three Albanians, you have five opinions.”

Of course, as Ettore Sequi, the European Union’s ambassador to Albania, pointed out, a host of hurdles still remains even after the country formally obtains its status as a candidate member, possibly as early as December. After all, Turkey has been an associate member of the E.U. and its predecessors since 1963, a candidate member since 1999 and has not yet managed to break into the E.U.’s very jealously guarded circle. Still, on July 1, Croatia is teed up to become a full member, which rankles Albanians no end. After all, they do share the same Adriatic coastline with the former Yugoslav republic, which became an independent nation seven months after its Balkan neighbor shook off its shackles of communist rule.

Perhaps chief among barriers keeping Albania out of the European Union is a legacy of the corrupt decades of communism when mandarins ruled a nation of serfs and did as they pleased with all but total impunity. Even today, many relics of that era linger on, not the least of which is a system of pervasive corruption beginning at every street corner. A few days after our arrival, my wife Pamela and I rented a car to drive up to the mountain village of Krujë, about 20 miles outside Tirana. At the first traffic light, we had a taste of the real Albania.

„“the real chaos, with a stupit and criminal police““

The signal turned green and I started forward, when suddenly, a black, top-of-the-line Mercedes, its windows totally blacked out, went speeding through the red light. I slammed on my brakes, avoiding disaster only by inches, and looked across. There, leaning casually against their patrol car, were two police officers, taking it all in without flinching. It was hardly the first time. Crossing the main boulevard in front of the Rogner Hotel in downtown Tirana, with the green walk sign clearly visible, a large BMW went hurtling through the light, again missing us by inches. This time, there were five officers and two patrol cars (it was at the corner of the building housing the Prime Minister and directly across from Parliament). None blinked. When I flapped my arms and shouted, two began laughing. There is no challenging today’s mandarin class.

The next day, I spent an hour with Prime Minister Berisha an asked him whether he was committed to rooting out corruption. “Absolutely,” he nodded solemnly. Then why not begin with one small gesture — stop the practices of the wealthy and well-connected running red lights with impunity? “Oh, my car never runs a red light,” he replied solemnly, admitting it was a problem. “We are installing cameras at intersections.”  I pointed out that cameras were hardly essential when there are cars filled with police officers who fail to respond.

Berisha is now headed to what many believe is a much-deserved retirement. But few Albanians think much will change. Simply a new crew will elbow its way to the feed trough. For some time, Washington lobbyist and fixer Tony Podesta and his crew have been counseling the Albanian government on its image. Indeed, Berisha campaign rallies looked every inch as though they might have been uprooted lock stock and banner from a Clinton-Gore rally in Pittsburgh and plopped down in Tirana. But now there’s another Tony poised to step in — former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who’s a close confidante of Edi Rama. He’s also looking at a multi-million dollar contract. Welcome to the Balkans.

David A. Andelman is the Editor of World Policy Journal. Previously..

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