Kosovo: UN envoy condemns fatal shooting incident in north

10 November 2011

The top United Nations envoy for Kosovo has strongly condemned yesterday’s shooting incidents in the northern part of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica that resulted in one death and two injuries, and called for an investigation to determine the cause of the violence and bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Any act of violence is completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated,” said Farid Zarif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

“I call on the competent authorities as well as EULEX [European Union Rule of Law Mission] to launch a full investigation into all of the circumstances relating to the incident and bring to justice the perpetrators,” Mr. Zarif said in a press release.

The violence occurred in Kroi i Vitakut/Brdjani village in the northern part of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica municipality, north of Pristina.

“The use of violence in any context is unacceptable and could threaten Kosovo’s peace and stability.

‘The international community expects all Kosovo people to exercise calm and restraint, and to conduct themselves within the rule of law,” Mr. Zarif added.

 

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