CEOL - Kosovo Djs held for playing rebel songs

PRISTINA, Serbia, Dec 5, 1999 -- (AFP) Nine workers at a radio station in Gnjilane, southwestern Kosovo, were detained during last week's ethnic Albanian Flag Day celebrations for playing songs linked to former KLA rebels, officials said Saturday.

The staff were held by international police for up to nine hours under regulations implemented by the United Nations mission in Kosovo on the grounds that the music could threaten public order.

Three elderly Serbs were attacked by a mob and one of them shot dead in the capital Pristina during last Sunday's festivities marking Albania's 1912 independence and the Kosovo Liberation Army's first public appearance in 1997.

The United Nations and the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) have administered the province since NATO drove Serbian forces out in June.

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