Former Albanian neighbors accuse newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Nenad Rikalo, of torturing Pristina citizens during Kosovo war in 1998-99.
Residents of the Dardania neighbourhood in Pristina are accusing newly elected Kosovo minister of Agriculture, Nenad Rikalo, that their former neighbour has tortured them during the period of war in 199-99. Residents remember Rikalo always wearing uniform of Serbian police an carrying a gun. All residents of the building where Rikalo used to live recall the horror experienced by the entire Rikalo family, KTV channel reported. They say they were shocked when they saw Rikalo being part of the new Government of Kosovo. The residents also demanded his immediate dismissal from the post of minister. Rikalo is member of the Serbian election list Srpska. Until recently he was member of the Central Election Commission (CEC). Rikalo did not respond to KTV's calls for comment on the residents’ charges. Kosovo formed its government last week and the vote of ten Serbian MPs from Srpska List, was crucial for PDK-AAK-Nisma (PAN) coalition to form new institutions.