Serbia rejects independence proposal
2007 Jan 27:
Policemen stand guard behind a makeshift barricade near the former military base in Sarajevo in response to a call for a referendum.
Hundreds of police officers are present to prevent a pro-independence demonstration in the city of Sarajevo on the eve of a scheduled referendum on independence, but police say they will allow peaceful demonstrators to march.
Policemen stand guard near a military base in downtown Sarajevo. The city is on high alert after anti-government protests spread to포커 other cities including Belgrade. A spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office warned that protests could spark violent conflict between the Serbian Orthodox Church and Muslims in the area. Police said they had confiscated about 3,000 leaflets and 200 boxes of election materials from supporters of the independence referendum, most of which said they were seeking a separate referendum within the federation of former Yugoslav republics (FYROM). (AP, 9/6/07)
2007 Jan 28:
FIFA suspends Kosovo’s U.N. qualification
The International Football Association Board (IFC) announces that it has suspended qualifying to the 2010 World Cup for Kosovo, citing „threats of mass demonstrations and other protests in the wake of elections that resulted in [president] Hashim Thaci’s resignation.“
The IFC’s statement said that it had discovered numerous incidents, incm 카지노luding an attempt to firebomb a Kosovo police station, clashes in several villages on the banks of the Adriatic, and the destruction of voting materials, all the results of which it ruled unacceptable.
The statement also said that the IFC had suspended a number of other voting systems, and that it was working with local authorities to help them „properly prepare for the 2010 FIFA Wo온카지노rld Cup in South Africa, when the IFL will participate in the World Cup and Olympics.“
Kosovo’s elections came on the heels of protests by Serb nationalists. An attempt to hold an independence referendum led to Thaci’s resignation in March 2006, but he was re-elected in September 2008 and became prime minister under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. (AP, 9/12/07)
2007 Jan 30:
Belgrade court charges 12
Kosovo’s parliament opens court proceedings accusing 12 people of trying to overthrow the government. Prosecutor Ramil Njikolic said the list included former Serb deput