“Serbia’s border police banned Kosovo well-known writer and publicist Shkëlzen Maliqi from crossing the border without giving him any reason, a Belgrade daily reported.

Maliqi on his way to Serbia to take part at a book promotion, organised by the Belgrade Centre for Cultural Decontamination (CZKD), together with other Kosovo colleagues Besa Luci, Jerton Nbeziraj and Majlinda Hoxha who all refused to continue the journey out of solidarity.

Maliqi told the Danas daily that police asked him to leave a car at 5 am and to take his language out because he could not enter Serbia.

‘They did not give me any reason, but told me to wait for a verification which could last until noon,’ he said, adding he decided to go back to Kosovo.” (N1)