Skopje, February 4th, 2001
The plan for redeployment of the police is
proceeding with minor difficulties and delays.
During his last visit to the village of Radusa, ambassador Klaus Vollers was informed that one of the main reasons why the police was not allowed to enter in this village were the four imprisoned persons from this village who are not included on the amnesty list. The Security and Counterintelligence Department suggested these persons not to be pardoned because they have committed serious criminal acts.
On January 30, based on recommendation from the international monitors, redeployment of the police to Otlja, Lipkovo and Orizare was postponed. The delay followed after about 20 citizens who live in these villages received court decisions for imprisonment. Due to security reasons, the ethnically mixed police patrols also did not enter in the Teke district in Tetovo. On January 1, after the news that law for amnesty was prepared broke out, the local population enabled returning of ethnically mixed police patrols.
New incidents committed by unidentified
On February 2, in the Kumanovo villages Opaje and Ropaljce, two houses - property of ethnic Macedonians, were set on fire. At these villages the ethnically mixed police patrols have access 24 hours a day.
Report from the commission of missing and
Second course for future police officers due
Possible continuation of the NATO mandate in
Early elections in September.
New initiatives about the amnesty.
At the meeting held on January 31 and presided by Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski, the Governmental Coordination Body for Crisis Management concluded that the Ministry of Justice would be obliged to develop the Law for Amnesty. The Government of the Republic of Macedonia will submit the Law to the Parliament.