Senior UN official calls for probe into latest incident in Kosovo
|Publisher||UN News Service|
|Publication Date||28 June 2012|
|Cite as||UN News Service, Senior UN official calls for probe into latest incident in Kosovo, 28 June 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ff2a2312.html [accessed 18 April 2014]|
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A group of about 70 Serbs was travelling in two buses to Gazimestan, a religious and historic site close to the capital, Pristina, when police turned them back, according to media reports. The subsequent clashes reportedly left 50 people injured.
Farid Zarif, the Secretary-General's Special Representative, strongly condemned the "incidents and provocative acts," in a statement issued by the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
Mr. Zarif called on the authorities to conduct a complete and thorough investigation into the incidents.
Established in 1999, UNMIK is mandated to help ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants of Kosovo and advance regional stability in the western Balkans.