The Standing Rapporteur on Kosovo for the European Parliament, Viola von Cramon said that Kosovo feel like second-class citizens and that their concerns should be taken seriously. The systemic discrimination is raising tensions throughout the region and creating fears of renewed violence.
After meeting with Kosovo Serb representatives, Von Cramon said constant pressure is being put on the Serbs by way of accusations of war crimes, which focused on making them leave Kosovo.
Von Cramon also commented on legal proceedings against Dragisa Milenković from Kisnnica, charged with committing war crimes against Albanian civilians while he served as a prison guard in Lipljan.
“We have learned that there are not many witnesses and that the man is kept in detention without a proper legal procedure and that is why I brought it up. What I have heard is that this is a bit of a critical case because if you lived for 23 years after the war in the community and then suddenly, without a lot of witnesses, I have heard that only one witness is accusing somebody of a war crime, and then there is no proper legal procedure, but somebody is kept in detention, that doesn’t really look like a rule of law procedure,” Von Cramon said.