TIRANA, JULY 10 (ATA) – The Albanian Democratic party (DP) issued a statement on Thursday expressing its deep indignation against the armed violence of the Macedonian authorities on Albanians of Gostivar claiming the lives of three and wounding 70 others.The DP considers that the violence exerted against the Albanians of Gostivar is an action out of the legal margins adding that it is an action of the extremist circle of Macedonian police which represent a provocation against a normal coexistence of two big ethnic groups in Macedonia on which the domestic stability of the country depends.
The Albanian Democratic party believes that the law approved by the Macedonian parliament on a limited use of national symbols which were contested unanimously by the opposition, violates the national right of the Albanians in Macedonia and insults the national pride. The DP notices that such a law is totally against the international norms and laws and aims a blow on liberties of citizens in Macedonia, the DP statement says. ssh/ak/
 CURFEW IN TETOVE AND GOSTIVAR CONTINUES – more than 700 Albanians arrested and more than 50 hurt
PRISTINA, JULY 10 (ATA) – Gostivar and Tetova continue to be under the curfew of the Macedonian forces.The number of the arrested people in the manifestations to defend the flag, according to the Albanian sources, is more than 700, while according to the Interior Ministry this figure is thought to be 320.
At least 50 Albanians have been injured, according to the Albanian sources, while the Macedonian sources speak of 9 injured policemen and do not give information for the number of the hurt people sent to the military hospital.
Albanian sources from Tetova and Gostivar told the ATA correspondent in Pristina, that the situation in these towns continue to be very tense even today.
The political parties and the other subjects of Kosova have strongly condemned the barbarious attack of the Macedonian forces on the Albanian flag and the Albanian people in Gostivar and Tetove./b.j/p.ta/kled/mt/sh/
TIRANA, JULY 11 (ATA) – The situation in the towns of Gostivar and Tetove continues to be very grave. These towns are still under the control of the armed police forces.
A wide repressive campaign in the Albanian families has already started. The number of the arrested people is more than 500. The Prefect of Gostivar, Rufi Osmani, has been arrested. A mandate of arrest has been also prepared for the prefect of Tetova, Alajdin Demiri, as well as for scores of other Albanian activists.
The Macedonian police, along with the detailed control of every pedestrian, act very inhumanely against the Albanian citizens.
It is reported that in Tetove and Skopje, is staying the Senior Commissioner of OSCE for the ethnic communities, who has talked today in particular meetings with representatives of the Albanian political parties. It is also reported that the chairman of the Party for Democratic Prosperity, Abduraman Haliti, has met with the Macedonian Premier, Cervenkovski./kled/mt/sh/
 KOSOVA IS VERY WORRIED ABOUT LAST TRAGIC EVENTS AGAINST ALBANIANS IN MACEDONIA – News conference of DLK
PRISTINA, JULY 11 (ATA) – By B. Jashari: Kosova, which is itself under the very grave situation of the Serbian invasion, is very worried about the last tragic events against the Albanians in Macedonia.
The deputy chairman of the Democratic League of Kosova, Fehmi Agani, in the news conference held in Pristina, said that “the military-police action against the Albanians in Macedonia, was ill-intended, planned and drafted with multidimensional complex aims.”
The grave and tragic situation in Gostivar and Tetove, stressed Agani, was caused by the vigorous escalation of the Macedonian-chauvinist terror, with murders, wounding and imprisoning of the Albanians.
Agani said that “there exist sufficient evidence which suggest that the anti-Albanian action in Macedonia was carried out not only according to the model, but also under the direct influence of the current Serbian regime.
The DLK deputy chairman considered the situation in Kosova very grave and dangerous and condemned the Serbian violence and terror. He asked the interruption of the repression and anti-Albanian assembled political trials and underlined that “the repression and terror are the forms of the Serbian presence and rule in Kosova.” /p.ta/kled/mt/sh/
PRISHTINE, JULY 11 (ATA) – A protest was staged today in the Parliamentary party seat in Prishtine against the anti-Albanian criminal policy in Macedonia, proceding from the tragic events in Tetove and Gostivar.
Those present in the demonstration of protest expressed their solidarity with and powerful support for the Albanians in Macedonia who were encouraged not to surrender but to resolutely continue the road for the correct solution to their issue.
The numerous messages sent from all Kosova addressed to Albanians in their ethnic territories in Macedonia stress that in the situations they are faced with in Gostivar and Tetove, the Albanian people will not hesitate to react as a nation. bj/pta/xh
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