KFOR, KPS block Serb monastery after threats

8/2/13 VISOKI DEČANI -- The situation is calm on Friday afternoon in the vicinity of the monastery of Visoki Dečani in Kosovo, after "local extremists" were prevented to approach it. Earlier in the day, the Raška-Prizren Eparchy of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) stated that its medieval monastery had been under siege since Friday morning. KFOR and Kosovo ...

Serb cemeteries, memorials desecrated in Kosovo

A scene from a Serb cemetary in Kosovo Polje (Beta)

BETA, TANJUG - 21/1/13 KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Incidents were reported from Kosovo on Sunday and Monday, including an attempt to stage an attack on a monastery, and desecration of several Serb cemeteries. In Kosovska Mitrovica, two firebombs were thrown at the municipal building, causing no injuries or material damages. The perpetrators "quickly escaped the scene", while members ...

Serbs say Kosovo police tortured them while in detention

Beta, Tanjug, Radio KiM 10/1/13 PRIŠTINA -- The EU mission in Kosovo, EULEX, has been sent complaints accusing members of the Kosovo police, KPS, of committing torture. A group of Serbs detained on Christmas Day in the Serb enclave of Gračanica, transferred to Priština, and then released a day later with misdemeanor charges pressed against them, was subjected ...

Kosovo: Serbs attending Christmas liturgy detained

BETA, TANJUG - 8/1/13 GRAČANICA -- The Kosovo police, KPS, on Monday detained several young Serbs after they attended Christmas liturgy in Gračanica. The medieval Serb Orthodox monastery is located near a Serb enclave south of the Ibar River. Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Aleksandar Vulin told Tanjug that he wished to visit the police station ...

Cemetery in Kosovo and Metochia Desecrated

8/11/2010 Serbian Church Serbs who visited the cemetery in Dečani, near Medieval famous Serbian monastery in Kosovo and Metochia, to mark the All Souls' Day on Saturday found that the Orthodox graves have been desecrated. This is according to official of the Decčni municipal assembly Snežana Paunović. "The previous visit to the Orthodox cemetery was organized ...

Kosovo police take over Serb Monastery

24/8/2010 The medieval Serb monastery in Gracanica has been placed under the protection of Kosovo police, the Kosovo Police Service (KPS) said in a statement on Tuesday. The decision angered the official Belgrade and the Serbian Orthodox Church. The monastery’s security handover from the NATO-lead KFOR international peacekeeping force to Kosovo police has been carried out without ...