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In a land under international supervision, in the heart of Europe, at the beginning of the 21st century, in Kosovo, one man attempts to expose human rights violations unlike anything you can imagine.

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Kosovo: Can You Imagine? is about the Serbs that live in Kosovo and the lack of human rights that they have today, in the 21st century. Most of the Kosovo Serbs have been ethnically cleansed by the Albanians who make up the majority of Kosovo. Kosovo has been under UN administration since 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia for 76 days to halt a crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatism in its province of Kosovo. In the years following the war, thousands of Serbs were expelled from their homes, kidnapped and killed. Their houses, cultural and religious sites were burned and destroyed. Kosovo for the Serbs is what Jerusalem is for the Jewish people. It is the cradle of their statehood, culture and religion. Most of the important Serbian Christian Orthodox monasteries are in Kosovo. Today, Serbs still have a deep spiritual and traditional connection to Kosovo, a land which is being cleansed of everything Serbian. Most of the Kosovo Serbs are internally displaced, some of them live in small ... Written by Boris Malagurski

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Propaganda of the worst kind
3 January 2015 | by (NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

Serbian propaganda is known for producing such biased pseudo- documentaries with a clear chauvinistic agenda. This agenda with its roots in the ex Soviet Union's school of manipulating the truth for own political means.

Shameful pieces of Serbian propaganda such as this can't hide the truth about war crimes perpetuated by Serbian paramilitary troopers and their secret police. According to the legally binding verdict of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Federal Army and Serbian police after the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia 24 March 1999, systematically attacked villages with Albanian population, abused, robbed and killed civilians, ordering them to go to Albania or Montenegro, burning their houses and destroying by their property. Within the campaign of violence, Albanians were mass expelled from their homes, murdered, sexually assaulted, and their religious buildings destroyed. Serbian forces committed numerous war crimes during the implementation of "joint criminal enterprise" whose aim was to "through the use of violence and terror, force a significant number of Kosovo Albanians to leave their homes, across the border, the state government to retain control over Kosovo". Ethnic cleansing of the Albanian population is performed by the following model: first the army surrounded a place, then followed the shelling, then the police entered the village, and often with them and the army, and then crimes occurs (murders, rapes, beatings, expulsions...).

Presiding Judge Iain Bonomy was imposing sentence said, "deliberate actions of these forces during the campaign provoked the departure of at least 700,000 ethnic Albanians from Kosovo in the short period from late March to early June 1999."

Incomplete list of massacres:

Suva Reka massacre — 48 Albanian civilians victims, among them many children. Račak massacre — 45 Albanians villagers were murdered by Serb forces. Podujevo massacre - 19 Albanian civilians, including women, children and the elderly, killed by Serb paramilitary. Massacre at Velika Kruša — according to the Court, Serbian special police units murdered 42 persons. There is also allegetions of females mass raped. Izbica massacre — Serbian forces killed about 120 Albanian civilians. Drenica massacre — there were 29 identified corpses of massacre, committed by Serbian law enforcement forces. Gornje Obrinje massacre - 18 bodies were found, but more people slaughtered. Cuska massacre — 41 known victims. Bela Crkva massacre — 62 known victims Orahovac massacre — from 50 to more than 200 ethnic Albanian civilians victims Dubrava Prison massacre — Serbian prison guards killed more than 70 Albanian prisoners. Ćuška massacre near Peć on May 14, 1999 attributed to the Šakali

Goran Stoparić, ex-member of Special Anti-terrorist Unit (SAJ), speculating about motives behind Podujevo massacre, said:

"In my opinion, the only motive was the fact that the victims were Albanians, and perhaps because of some hidden immaturity or sickness of mind on their part. They would probably have killed them had they been Bosnians or Croats. But it is certain that they were killed because they were not Serbs".

Number of victims in the Kosovo war 13,000 people killed, out of whom over 10,000 were Albanians. The true number of deaths continues to be disputed as the number of Albanian civilians still missing since the war reaches up to 3000.


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