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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Desecration of Serb graves continues, Beta News Agency, Feb 19th

GNJILANE -- The grave of a Serb woman who was buried yesterday in Gnjilane, eastern Kosovo, was dug up during the night.

Kosovsko-Pomoravski District chief Dragan Nikolić told reporters today that the family found an open grave this morning, with the casket open and items removed from it. After that, the family laid the body to rest again in a different cemetery, in the village of Koretište.

"The deceased's last wish was to be buried in the upper part of the Gnjilane cemetery. This was the first burial in this cemetery since 1999. The digging up of her grave is a clear message to Serbs that they cannot even bury their dead in Gnjilane," said Nikolić. The town has a majority ethnic Albanian population. The case has been reported to the Kosovo police, KPS, the family said.

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