Thursday, June 7, 2012

KFOR closes checkpoint in Jagnjenica,Serbs protest

ZUPCE - The KFOR soldiers closed at about 4.30 pm on Thursday the checkpoint in Jagnjenica on the road between Zvecan and Zubin potok, after the local inhabitants had gathered at the roadblock near the checkpoint as a sign of protest for the arrest of a Serb.

The Serbs gathered at the roadblock set up on the Kosovska Mitrovica - Ribarici main road as a sign of protest for the arrest of a Serb who, according to EULEX, is a suspect for the murder of a Kosovo police member in July 2011.

The Jagnjenica checkpoint was closed by Italian KFOR members, and about 100 inhabitants have gathered in Zupce.
EULEX spokesman Nicholas Hawton told Tanjug earlier today that EULEX police officers arrested one suspect for the murder of the Kosovo Police Service (KPS) member Enver Zumberi.

Hawton specified that the suspect was arrested Thursday morning in Kosovska Mitrovica, and that he is one of the six persons against whom international warrants were issued in October 2011.

Zumberi was murdered in the shooting on July 26, 2011, near the Brnjak crossing, in the incident that occured one day after the Kosovo police special units (Rosu) took over the Brnjak crossing, and by setting up roadblocks Serbs from Leposavic tried to prevent them from taking over the Jarinje crossing.


KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - EULEX spokesman Nicholas Hawton stated Thursday that EULEX police officers had arrested one suspect for the murder of the Kosovo Police Service (KPS) member Enver Zumberi.

Hawton told Tanjug that the suspect was arrested Thursday morning in Kosovska Mitrovica, and that he is one of the six persons against whom international warrants were issued in October 2011. Tanjug learned that local inhabitants of Zupce near Zubin potok started gathering at around 4 pm today as a sign of protest against the arrest of the Serb.

According to the Radio and Television of Serbia (RTS), the EULEX police arrested in southern Kosovska Mitrovica Blagoje Vucinic, father of Slobodan Vucinic who is suspected of complicity in Zumberi's murder. A total of six Serbs are suspected of the murder of the Kosovo police officer: Ratomir Bozovic, Radovan Radic, Milovan Vlaskovic, Dusan Jovanovic, Ratomir Kasalovic and Slobodan Vucinic. Vucinic's father Blagoje is not on Interpol's indictment.

Zumberi was murdered in the shooting on July 26, 2011, near the Brnjak crossing, in the incident that occured one day after the Kosovo police special units (Rosu) took over the Brnjak crossing, and by setting up roadblocks Serbs from Leposavic tried to prevent them from taking over the Jarinje crossing.

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