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 ...

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 ...

Hague Tribunal showed it real face, patriarch says

  BETA, TANJUG - 25/11/2012 BELGRADE -- Serbian Patriarch Irinej said on Sunday that the Hague Tribunal had finally showed its true face by acquitting Croat Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač. He added that the Tribunal also proved that it was a political court. “With this verdict the Tribunal removed a mask from its face and finally showed ...

Eighth anniversary of anti-Serb violence in Kosovo

Metropolitan Hilarion of Russia at the remains of a destroyed Serbian Church in Kosovo

B92, BETA, TANJUG 19/3/2012 KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Today marks the eighth anniversary of anti-Serb violence in Kosovo when 19 people were killed and 34 Serbian Orthodox churches were destroyed. More than 5,000 Serbs and other non-Albanians were expelled from their homes in the violence that broke out on March 17, 2004. 11 Albanians and eight Serbs were killed in ...

Montenegro: Trial of SPC dignitary ontinues

B92, BETA 12.09.2011 PODGORICA -- The trial of Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Metropolitan Amfilohije is scheduled to resume on Monday in Podgorica, Montenegro. The case is handled by the Podgorica Misdemeanor Court. The church dignitary was charged with hate speech. The Higher State Prosecution of Montenegro indicted Metropolitan Amfilohije for "cursing all those who wished to demolish the church ...

Holocaust survivors denounce pope’s Croatia Statement

BETA Tanjug 9/6/2011 BELGRADE, WASHINGTON -- The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors on June 6 blasted Pope Benedict XVI over his statement about WW2 Croatian Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac. The spiritual leader of the Roman Catholics claimed during his visit to Zagreb that Stepinac - tried and found guilty of collaboration with the fascist Ustasha regime of the ...