Thousands of Kosovo opposition supporters marched through Prishtina on Tuesday blaming the government for the death of an imprisoned activist suspected of being involved in a grenade attack on the parliament building.
Astrit Dehari, 26, and five other members of the hardline nationalist Vetevendosje political party were arrested in September on suspicion of being behind the rocket propelled grenade attack.
The attack came when the parliament was due vote on a border deal with neighbouring Montenegro, a prerequisite for closer ties with the European Union including visa-free travel. Vetevendosje, the largest opposition party, opposes the deal.
Dehari was found dead in his prison cell on Saturday and authorities are investigating. His party suspects he was murdered and blames the government for not providing sufficient security in jail.
“The regime in Kosovo has the direct responsibility for the death of Astrit,” Vetevendosje’s leader Visar Ymeri said.
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