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Serbian Government Steps Up Propaganda Campaign Over Kosova

In an apparent appeal to nationalist voters, the Serbian government released a "White Book" on 5 November claiming that 156 members of the former Kosova Liberation Army (UCK) are active in drug smuggling and human trafficking, dpa reported.

Among the 156 are Hashim Thaci, who heads the Democratic Party of Kosova (PDK), and General Agim Ceku, who heads the civilian Kosova Protection Corps (TMK). The document also accuses the two of encouraging the expulsion of Kosova's Serbian minority.

The latest campaign recalls those during the rule of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, which also portrayed ethnic Albanians as drug dealers and gangsters seeking to force the dwindling Serbian minority to leave the province.

(RFE/RL 07.xi.03)

 
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