Kosovo Foundation for Open Society
Kosovo Foundation for Open Society

Statement of Civil Society on the attack against Momcilo Arlov

We, the representatives of the civil society in Kosovo and Serbia strongly condemn the attack against Mr. Momcilo Arlov, Program Director of the Center for Civil Society Development and his family, in Mitrovica on October 20, 2010, around 02:00 AM. This attack has been carried out against one of the most active civil society representative from North of Kosovo and as such it poses threats against truly democratic values of an open society with freedom of speech and civic activism, a kind of society we all aim.  We support and encourage Momcilo Arlov and the Center for Civil Society Development to continue their work on promoting democratic values and the rule of law hoping that incidences as the last one will never happen again in the future. We invite competent institutions to act quickly and uncover this attack, and arrest those responsible for this incident.

Kosovo Foundation for Open Society

October 21, 2010 Pristina

Signatories:

Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Movement Speak Up, Foreighn Policy Club, Kosovo Democratic Institute, Agency for Training and Technical Assistance Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, Kosovo Center for Public Policy, Kosovo Foundation for Civil Society, Kosovo Initiative for Stability, Çelnaja, Kosovo Bosniak Association-Avaz, Community Building Mitrovica, Initiative for Progress – INPO, UNI Group, Center for Integration of Ethnic Communities, European Union Integration Resource Center, Radio Urban FM, Busines women association “Avenija”, LINK Production, Project on Ethnic Relations, Humanitarian Law Center, Kosovo,Roma and Ashkali Documentation Center, Iniciativa 6, RIINVEST Institute, Center for Policy and Advocacy, Durmish Aslano, Center for Regionalism, Mother Teresa Association, Future Without Fear, Kosovo Center for International Cooperation, 7arte, Syri i Vizionit, Mundësia, YUKOM, Shoqata e familjarve të zhdukur “22 maji”, SMART, Center for Research, Documentation and Publication, Youth Step, Me dorë në zemër, Developing Together, Center for Training and Gender Studies, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Shtëpia e Shokëve.

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