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Serbia and Montenegro (Kosovo/Kosova): the March violence: KFOR and UNMIK’s failure to protect the rights of the minority communities

Amnesty International is deeply concerned at the failure of the domestic and international security forces to adequately protect minority communities in the violent clashes which occurred on 17 – 18 March 2004. Nineteen people died and over 950 were injured in the violence and there was large-scale destruction of property. Over 4, 000 people were … Continue reading Serbia and Montenegro (Kosovo/Kosova): the March violence: KFOR and UNMIK’s failure to protect the rights of the minority communities

Greece: appeal cases: ill-treatment and the misuse of firearms

Appeal cases related to the joint AI/IHF report Greece: in the shadow of impunity: ill-treatment and the misuse of firearms

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: alleged ill-treatment of 27 Albanians in Skopje by Macedonian police

On 22 June 2001 a group of some 30 Albanian citizens who had entered Macedonia in transit on their way to other countries, primarily Greece, to look for work, were expelled back to Albania at the Tushemisht border crossing at Sveti Naum. Nearly all of the group (reports state that 27 of the 30) alleged … Continue reading Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: alleged ill-treatment of 27 Albanians in Skopje by Macedonian police

Greece: sweep operation: the alleged ill-treatment and torture of 16-year-old Refat Tafili, an Albanian citizen

Amnesty International continues to receive complaints that Greek police officers have beaten and otherwise ill-treated Albanian unauthorized migrant workers while arresting and/or forcibly returning them to Albania in periodic round-ups often referred to as sweep operations. One such case is that of 16-year-old Refat Tafili. Amnesty International is concerned that investigations into his allegations of … Continue reading Greece: sweep operation: the alleged ill-treatment and torture of 16-year-old Refat Tafili, an Albanian citizen

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: a human rights crisis in Kosovo province: the protection of Kosovo’s displaced and refugees

Since March this year (1998) the world has looked on as gross human rights abuses perpetrated in Kosovo province of Serbia have forcibly displaced ever multiplying numbers of people, predominantly ethnic Albanians, who form the majority in Kosovo. Civilians have been the principal victims of the violence and have frequently been deliberately targeted.