Prishtina, April 5, 2013
The Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Hajredin Kuçi, visited the Society of Political Prisoners, at the start of the application process for recognition of the status of those politically convicted, imprisoned and persecuted in Kosovo.
Prime Minister Thaçi said that he felt very emotional and very proud to be here today among the leaders of the movement in Kosovo for freedom and independence, together with the symbol of national resistance for Kosovo’s liberation, Mr. Adem Demaçi, and those who symbolize the years before the ‘80s and ’81, Mr. Hydajet Hyseni, Mr. Ilmi Ramadani, and Mr. Braha, as well as all those others who sacrificed their lives, their families and their health for Kosovo’s freedom and independence.
Expressing his deep gratitude, Prime Minister Thaçi said that Kosovo’s citizens, and their institutions pay the deepest respects to you, your sacrifice, your struggle and your maximal efforts for Kosovo’s freedom and independence, and the western vision for Kosovo that you always upheld.
Meanwhile, on behalf of the Society of Political Prisoners, the head of this society, Hydajet Hyseni said that we are starting to regulate by law a long, broad, deep and very particular injustice – the realization of the rights of political prisoners.
“Today, the process of applying for this right begins, since all the necessary legal and institutional preparations have been done, and today is an opportunity to express our gratitude for all the sacrifice made, and especially for the martyrs of freedom, from all generations, and all manners of sacrifice, up to the glorious epopee of the Liberation Army, which included many former political prisoners. /ibna/