June 29, 2005


Vienna, 29 June 2005

The South East Europe Media Organisation feels sorry about the death of Bardhyl Ajeti, journalist working for Bota sot daily. On 28 June 2005 he died of gunshot wounds in a hospital in Milano, Italy

Ajeti was shot by unidentified assassins on 3 June 2005, while he was driving a car on the way to Pristina in Kosovo. He was a reporter and wrote daily editorials for the Kosovo Albanian-language daily newspaper Bota Sot. Several weeks before he was shot, Ajeti had written a complaint to the Temporary Media Commissioner in Kosovo and also informed in a letter the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), where he stated that his life in Kosovo had been threatened.