Tense situation in Pristina

Tense situation in Pristina

Pristina, 18 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

A protest is taking place in Pristina for the release of the opposition MP, Donika Kadaj Bujupi, who was arrested today.

Police of Kosovo are using teargas to disperse protesters, who are against the decision of Pristina Court of First Instance, which remanded the MP in question to 30 days in custody.

The MPs lawyer, Arianit Koci said that the decision is not fair.

“The court has decided to remand my client to 30 days in custody. This is an unfair decision and I shall appeal it”, Koci said.

Meanwhile, a similar protest has taken place this afternoon with the participation of the leader of opposition parties Visar Ymeri, Ramush Haradinaj, Fatmir Limaj and Albin Kurti.

Police of Kosovo say that until 3 pm, they have arrested 13 protesters and seized a suspected bag.

The Court of First Instance in Pristina  has issued an arrest warrant for four MPs: Albin Kurti, Albulena Haxhiu, Faton Topalli and Donika Kadaj Bujupi.

For two months in a row, opposition parties have not allowed the holding of normal proceedings in the parliament of Kosovo to demand the annulment of the agreements reached in the Brussels agreements with Serbia at the end of August for the creation of the Association of Communes and also the agreement on the border demarcation with Montenegro.

In several occasions, opposition MPs have let off teargas in the parliament’s premises in order not to allow the holding of sessions. /ibna/
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