October 18, 2012
-Assembly surrounded by police, Krasniqi stops the meeting.
Pristina, 18 October – Today’s meeting of the Assembly began in an unusual way. Speaker, Jakup Krasniqi, addressed to the Government instead of parliamentary agenda.
by Vedat Xhymshiti on Thursday, 18 October 2012 at 12:08 – “I want to remind you that in this country powers are divided. Here rule democracy. I as Chairman and Members of the Assembly are not here to applaud for the police forces. What is police looking for in Parliament? With what permission the government Cabinet, Minister of Interior, is ordering them (police) to come in without the permission of the assembly chairman, to surround Parliament.
|Jaku Krasniqi (Credit Image © Vedat Xhymshiti)|
I am the chairman and I am here to run the order.
I suggest to the government Cabinet not to misuse these young guys, police is meant to protect democracy order, and not be exploited for personal interests of anyone here. This building in the past often been surrounded by police officers and deputies were forced to make important decisions abroad, to protect freedom of democracy. People have suffered from ten or more years in prison for the values of freedom and democracy. We have suffered, but we defend dignity. Losers have emerged who have used violence.
Bajram Rexhepi, as minister, who claimed to be imprisoned President of the Assembly, a President who knows whom, should not behave like this. He does not do justice. In such cases, the police within the assembly of Kosovo surrounded by it, the Assembly cannot hold meetings. Would go after an hour after leaving police siege, “said Speaker Jakup Krasniqi on Thursday.