Kosovo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Diaspora issued a statement on Thursday advising citizens to avoid travelling
The reaction of Kosovo authorities came
after Serbia indicted a Kosovo man of war crimes. Nezir Mehmetaj was arrested
by Serbian border authorities on 3 January 2020 while entering through the
border crossings of Merdare and is being kept in detenetion, suspected of committing
war crimes against civilian population.
Kosovo’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla has reacted after the confirmation of the indictment
stating that Mehmetaj and asked his immediate release. Haradinaj-Stublla said that
Serbia is violating international laws by arresting Kosovo citizens without
grounds, based solely on their ethnicity.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued on
Thursday a travel advisory, warning citizens to be careful when traveling through
Serbia due to “recent irresponsible behaviour of Serbian institutions towards
Kosovo citizens,” referring to the arrest and indictment against Mehmetaj.