Kosovo Minister of Justice resigns
The Deputy Prime Minister and also Justice Minister of Kosovo, Hajredin
Kuci, resigned from all his governing functions in protest against the
Media Law, together with the laws for the prosecution of journalists.
Kuci kept his promise that if the law would pass, he would live the government, joining the journalists in their protest.
“I have made a promise some time ago, and now I handed my resignation over to the Prime Minister. I haven’t been pressured by anyone, but I think that this country needs to work for the freedom of speech. I don’t want to be identified as the person that damages freedom. I am paying the price of the Parliament decision, an institution that nevertheless I respect””, he declared.
The Kosovo Prime Minister declared that he felt ashamed that the Parliament voted the new Penal Code, receiving votes even from the MPs of his party.
“As Prime Minister of Kosovo, I never agree to have laws that create fear for the media. The journalists have clearly expressed their concerns, while the government and the President have also given their opinions. For this reason, the Penal Code will be proceeded again, without the articles in question”, Thaci declared.
As regards Kuci’s resignation, Thaci declared that he gave a great example and has set a new standard for the Kosovo political class.