President Thaçi in Gorazhdec: Nobody could kill the future, the play and the joy of Kosovo’s children

Prishtina, 15 August 2016 – President of the Republic of Koovo, Hashim Thaçi, today laid a wreath at a memorial in the village of Gorazhdec, in Peje, in commemoration of the teenagers killed in an attack that has not been brought to light yet, on August 13th, 2003, and has urged that the perpetrators be brought to justice.

“Today, I laid a wreath at this memorial to recall the criminal attack against teenagers of the village of Gorazhdec, 14 years ago, in which two youngsters were killed and another four wounded”, President Thaçi told gathered journalists and added that “the right to life is a fundamental right for all”.

“The same right should also apply for about 400 Albanian children under the age of 15 who were killed by the Serbian state during the war”, President Thaçi said, stressing that “on the other hand, these children here were killed by criminal’s hand, not by the state”.

However, President Thaçi said, “I pledge that there will be no force or criminal hand that kills the future, the game and the joy of Kosovo’s children. Never again!”

President Thaçi pledged that “we will work to ensure that any crime will be brought to light and punished”.

“Also, I insist once again that the fate of all missing persons, whether Albanian, Serb, Roma or members of any other community”

"Also, once again I insist that the fate of all missing persons, whether Albanian, Serb, Roma or any other community must be brought to light," President Thaçi said.

“Today, when we are working to build peace, reconciliation and cooperation between the peoples of the region, it is important to emphasize that genuine reconciliation requires justice. Reconciliation between Albanians and Serbs is possible and it will happen.”

“This step means peace for the region”, concluded the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi.