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Demaçi, Adem, 1936-2018

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    • Dema, Adem, 1936-2018
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    • found: His Gjarpijt e gjakut dhe novela tjera, 1983:t.p. (Adem Demaçi) p. 137 (b. 1936)
    • found: Wikipedia, accessed July 24, 2013:(Adem Demaçi (born 26 February 1936 in Pristina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is a Kosovo Albanian writer and politician and a longtime political prisoner who spent a total of 29 years in prison for speaking out against the treatment of the ethnic Albanians in Yugoslavia as well as criticising communism and the government of Josip Broz Tito. During his imprisonment, he was recognised as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, and he is often referred to as "the Nelson Mandela of Kosovo"... Demaçi was first arrested for his opposition to the authoritarian government of Josip Broz Tito in 1958, serving three years in prison. He was again imprisoned 1964-1974 and 1975-1990.... After his release, he was Chairman of the Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms of the People of Kosovo from 1991 to 1995. He also served as editor-in-chief of Zëri, a magazine based in Pristina, from 1991 to 1993. In 1991, he was awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought... Two years later, he joined the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), serving as the head of its political wing... Following the war, Demaçi served as director of Kosovo Radio and Television until January 2004. He remained active in politics, affiliated with Albin Kurti, head of the nationalist movement Vetëvendosje!.") In 1996, Demaçi moved into politics, replacing Bajram Kosumi as the president of the Parliamentary Party of Kosovo
    • found: Fërkime, 2012:t.p. (Adem Dema)
    • found: New York Times, accessed July 27, 2018: ("Human Rights Defender and Kosovo Dissident Adem Demaci Dies", July 26, 2018)
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    • PG9621.D4297
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    • 1990-07-05: new
    • 2018-07-27: revised
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