British Embassy: Gashic decision a strong signal that Kosovo respects right to return to country of origin – Latest News
The British Embassy in Kosovo has welcomed the decision of the Basic Court in Gjakova to allow Dragica Gasic to return to Kosovo. The embassy through a reaction on Twitter stated that this decision sends a strong signal that Kosovo respects the right of everyone to return to their country of origin, reports Gazeta Express.
“Yesterday’s decision of the Basic Court in Gjakova to allow a returnee to stay in her apartment sends a strong signal that Kosovo respects the right of everyone to return to their country of origin. “We are proud to have worked with the Government of Kosovo to repatriate over 250 families of all ethnicities to Kosovo since 2010. When individuals are targeted in cases such as this, it only serves those who wish to harm Kosovo.” , it is said in the reaction.
1/2 The decision of the Basic Court in Gjakova yesterday to allow a returnee to remain in their apartment sends a strong signal that Kosovo respects everyone’s right to return to their place of origin.
— UK in Kosovo ë (@UKinKosovo) August 12, 2021
The Basic Court in Gjakova has rejected the request for an interim measure against Dragica Gasic made in the lawsuit of the Municipality of Gjakova.
The Municipality of Gjakova had requested that the court impose a security measure, through which Dragica Gasic would be prohibited “from personally staying, using or living in the apartment and not to renovate it and not to make any changes”.
After the hearing on August 9, the judge of the case, Malsor Kryeziu, rejected as unfounded the proposal of the plaintiff, namely the Municipality of Gjakova, according to the court notice.
It states that the procedure in this legal matter – contentious – will continue according to the rules of contentious procedure and that against this ruling, the parties have the right to appeal within seven days.
Consequently, Gasic is allowed to stay in the apartment to which he had returned in early June.
The Kosovo Property Agency (Kosovo Agency for Property Comparison and Verification) vacated Dragica Gasic’s apartment in Gjakova, where she settled on 9 June. Until that day, an Albanian family from Kosovo had lived in this apartment.
Gasic became the first Serb to return to Gjakova since the end of the war in 1999.