Jakup Krasniqi


Jakup Krasniqi (born 1 January 1951) is an Albanian politician and former acting President of Kosovo.[a] He is former Chairman of the Assembly of Kosovo. In November 2020 he was arrested for charges of crimes against humanity and war crime filed before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.

Jakup Krasniqi
President of Kosovo
Acting
In office
4 April 2011  7 April 2011
Prime MinisterHashim Thaçi
Preceded byBehgjet Pacolli
Succeeded byAtifete Jahjaga
In office
27 September 2010  22 February 2011
Prime MinisterHashim Thaçi
Preceded byFatmir Sejdiu
Succeeded byBehgjet Pacolli
Chairman of the Assembly
In office
12 December 2007  17 July 2014
Preceded byKolë Berisha
Succeeded byKadri Veseli
Personal details
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 70)
Negroc, Glogovac, Kosovo
Political partyDemocratic Party (1999–2014)
NISMA (2014–present)
Alma materUniversity of Prishtina
Signature

Early life


Jakup Krasniqi was born near Glogovac, Kosovo[a] to Albanian parents.[1] He finished elementary school in his birthplace, Negroc, in 1965 while he finished high school in Prishtina in 1971.[1] He attended the Faculty of Philology of the University of Prishtina and graduated in 1976.[1]

Political career


During the Kosovo War, he was the spokesman for the Kosovo Liberation Army (UÇK).[1]

As of 28 September 2010, Jakup Krasniqi served as the acting President of Kosovo, following the resignation of Fatmir Sejdiu following a constitutional crisis.[2] As of 31 March 2011, Jakup Krasniqi was the acting President of Kosovo, following the resignation of Behgjet Pacolli.[3] He did not effectively assume office until April 2, 2011; a ceremony is yet to take place on Monday, April 4. On April 7 Atifete Jahjaga was elected as President of Kosovo thus ending Jakup Krasniqi's serving as the acting President of Kosovo.

In November 2020 he was arrested for charges of crimes against humanity and war crime filed before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.[4][5][6]

Personal life


Krasniqi is married to Sevdije (Shala) Krasniqi and has four children: three daughters Gresa, Qendresa and Clirimtare, one son Altin.[1]

Books


  • "Kthesa e Madhe – Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 304 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2006. ISBN 978-9951-08-059-0
  • Kosova in a historical context” Publisher by “Europrinty” 128 p. Prishtina/Kosovo 2007. ISBN 978-9951-05-109-5
  • "Kthesa e Madhe – Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës"; Completed the second edition. Publishing House "Buzuku", 320 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2007. ISBN 978-9951-08-059-0
  • "Një luftë ndryshe për Kosovën"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 224 faqe, Prishtina/Kosovo 2007; ISBN 978-9951-08-092-7
  • "Kosova në kontekst historik"; Completed the second edition. Publishing House "Buzuku", 208 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2010; ISBN 978-9951-08-115-3
  • "Pavarësia si kompromis"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 208 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2010; ISBN 978-9951-08-116-0
  • "Lëvizja për Republikën e Kosovës 1981-1991 sipas shtypit shqiptar"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 320 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2011; ISBN 978-9951-08-140-5
  • "Pranvera e lirisë '81"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 192 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2011; ISBN 978-9951-08-150-4
  • "Flijimi për lirinë"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 192 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2011; ISBN 978-9951-08-151-1
  • "Guxo ta duash lirinë"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 192 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2011; ISBN 978-9951-08-152-8
  • "Pavarësi dhe personalitete (Në 100-vjetorin e Pavarësisë së Shqipërisë)"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 400 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2012; ISBN 978-9951-08-158-0
  • "Një histori e kontestuar (Kritikë librit të Oliver Jens Schmitt: “Kosova - histori e shkurtër e një treve qendrore ballkanike”)"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 224 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2013; ISBN 978-9951-08-162-7
  • "Zhurmuesit e demokracisë"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 192 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2016; ISBN 978-9951-08-239-6
  • "Reflektime demokratike"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 408 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2017; ISBN 978-9951-08-271-6
  • "Arti i bisedimeve"; Publishing House "Buzuku", 216 p., Prishtina/Kosovo 2018; ISBN 978-9951-08-275-4

Notes


a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

References


  1. "President of the Assembly". Assembly of Kosovo. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
  2. "Kosovo president resigns over breach of constitution". BBC. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  3. "Jakup Krasniqi ushtrues detyre i Presidentit të Kosovës". President of Kosovo. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  4. "Jakup Krasniqi arrested on war crimes charges". Prishtina Insight. 2020-11-04. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  5. "KLA veteran to be turned over to Specialist Chambers". N1 Srbija (in Serbian). Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  6. "Kosovo former separatist commander taken to war crimes court". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 2020-11-04.