Who is Albin Kurti?
In August 1997, he became involved in
the Students Independent Union of the
University of Prishtina (SIUUP) as a
member of the presidency. He was the
international officer. Albin was also
a member of the Organizing Board (at
University level) of the students'
peaceful protests for the release of
University's buildings, which were
then held by Serb professors and
students. This Board organized four
student peaceful protests (1 October
1997, 29 October 1999, 30 December
1997 and 13 March 1998).
During this time, he was invited to
meetings in Washington, New York,
Brussels, Copenhagen, and the European
Parliament in Strasbourg with the
purpose of informing the international
community about Albanian students'
He also met with numerous highly
placed individuals in international
politics, including: Robin Cook
(foreign minister of UK), Klaus Kinkel
(ex-foreign minister of Germany),
Hubert Vedrine (foreign minister of
France), Robert Gelbard (special envoy
of President Clinton for the Balkans),
and with all the ambassadors and
embassy representatives of western
countries present in Belgrade.
In August 1998, Albin began working in
the office of the General Political
Representative (GPR) of UÇK, Adem
Demaçi, where he served as a
In early March 1999, he quit all
activities at SIUUP and at the office
of GPR of UÇK in order to continue his