EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 70/27/94
25 November 1994
Further information on UA 412/94, (EUR 70/28/94, 24 November 1995) - Fear of ill-treatment/torture
Yugoslavia (Kosovo province):
Ramadan Ndrecaj, Rexhep Oruçi (correct spelling of Olluri), Salih Sokoli, Avdi Mehmedoviq, Haki
Mehmeti, Ali Mehmeti, Blerim Olloni, Sejfullah Sahatçiu, Shefqet Beqa, Remzi Tertica, Adem Shala, Halil
Blakaj, Reshat Maliqi, Jonuz Loshi, Selim Çitaku, Ilmi Uka, Abdullah Doroci, Ramadan Ndreca, Shaip
Mustafa, Murtez Jahaj, Fadil Hyseni, Bajram Jakaj, Isak Aliu, Idriz Jashari, Enver Ramizi, Esat Merovci,
and other former police officers
and additionally: Halil Kafexholli from Djakovica; Idriz Sejdiu from Srbica commune; Ilmi Bujari from
Suva Reka commune; Shefqet Berisha from Ka_anik; Sherif Shala, Faik Jasiqi, Gani Hajdari, Vllasnim
Shehu and Shaban Shala from Pe_ commune; Xhavit Osmani and Muhamet Nimani from Djakovica;
Shefqet Budakova from Kosovska Mitrovica - all former police-officers.
Amnesty International has learned that Rexhep Oruçi and Salih Sokoli, together with five others: Xhemail
Haxhimustafa, Gani Mullabazi, Shaban Dana, Osman Vuçitërna and Bajram Mexhuani, have been charged with
"endangering Yugoslavia's territorial integrity" under Article 116 of the Yugoslav Criminal Code.
They are accused of having created paramilitary forces with the aim of obtaining Kosovo's secession from
Yugoslavia. The six are reportedly activists of Kosovo's main ethnic Albanian political party the Democratic League
of Kosovo (LDK). Rexhep Oruçi and Salih Sokoli are also former police officers and trade unionists. A court in
Prizren has ordered that they remain in detention for investigation.
A lawyer defending one of the seven, Shaban Dana, has reportedly alleged that his client was tortured by state
security officers in Prizren. Reports indicate that Ramadan Ndrecaj remains in hospital, under police guard, and that
he is critically ill.
It is reported that Sejfulla Sahatçiu, Shefqet Beqa and Remzi Tertica are also under investigation in Djakovica, but the
charges are not yet known to Amnesty International.
There have been further arrests of former police officers in Djakovica, Srbica, Suva Reka, Ka_anik, Pe_ and Kosovska
Mitrovica (see above).
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