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What is known about the murder of Liridona

What is known about the murder of Liridona

Liridona Murseli, 30 years old, was killed on Wednesday, November 29, on "Dalip Alshiqi" street in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo.

Initially, the Kosovo Police reported the case as "robbery with consequences of murder".

Two days later, on December 1, the Police announced the arrest of two people: Dorasin GP and NM, the victim's husband, suspected of her murder.

Local media in Kosovo have identified the husband as Naim Murseli.

A few hours later, the Ministry of Defense of Kosovo has confirmed that KK, a member of the Kosovo Security Force, is among those arrested for this case, as a suspect.

The Basic Court in Pristina has confirmed for Radio Free Europe that the first hearing for the three suspects is scheduled for December 3, at 9:30 am.

Oath of Justice - media specialized in the rule of law in Kosovo - has reported, based on sources, that the suspect Naim Murseli has admitted to the investigators that he ordered the murder for his wife.

"Sources of 'Oath of Justice' inform that the suspect Murseli had given the suspect GP 15,000 euros before the murder, and he would give another 15,000 after the crime was committed", it was said in this report. the medium.

The justice authorities have not yet disclosed the motive of this murder.

The Kosovo police said that they raided Gjakovë and managed to seize the weapon with which the murder is suspected to have been committed.

The case of the murder of the 30-year-old woman has been severely punished in Kosovo.

She left behind two children.

The President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, has called the murder a "monstrous crime that must receive the deserved punishment".

"This terrible crime requires swift and decisive action to ensure that justice prevails and that the perpetrators are punished, which reflects the gravity of this macabre crime," she said in a Facebook post.

"This crime will not go unpunished. Criminals will face justice", said the Minister of Justice, Albulena Haxhiu.

The Kosovo Women's Network (KWG) has requested that the case be treated urgently.

Mllef, in particular, was encouraged by the fact that Naim Murseli was seen participating in his wife's burial.

Local media in Kosovo have reported that family members of Liridona intend to exhume the body of the deceased from Gjakova, where she was buried, after suspicions that her husband had a hand in her murder.

In reactions on social networks, some have requested that Liridona be known by her maiden name, Ademaj, and not Murseli, from the husband's family.

Some have expressed alarm at violence against women, some have blamed the patriarchal mindset for systematic reporting of violence, and called for more safety for women.

The Collective for Feminist Thought and Action has called a protest in Pristina for Tuesday, December 5.

The organization has said that it aims to mobilize for protest against gender-based violence and femicide.

In Tirana, the capital of Albania, a protest has been called on December 3.

At 11:30 a march is planned to be held towards the Embassy of Kosovo in Tirana, with calls to stop femicide.

According to the United Nations Agency for Women, UN Women, femicide is defined as intentional gender-related killing that may be motivated by stereotyped gender roles, discrimination against women and girls, unequal power relations between women and men , or harmful social norms.

In the January-November period, about 2,000 cases of domestic violence were reported in Kosovo. According to the Minister of Justice, Albulena Haxhiu, 90 percent of the victims of this violence were women and girls.

In Kosovo, on November 25, the "16 days of activism against gender-based violence" campaign was launched.

In the activity held on November 27, entitled "They are us", Haxhiu said that domestic violence has become a phenomenon in Kosovo.

In 2022 alone, three women were killed in Kosovo - in all three cases, their husbands were guilty or suspected.

In the period 2010-2022, 50 women were killed in this country


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