Rep. Zeldin’s Resolution Demanding Justice for Bytyqi Brothers Approved by House Foreign Affairs Committee
WASHINGTON - Congressman Lee Zeldin’s (R, NY-1) bipartisan resolution, to secure justice for Ylli, Agron and Mehmet Bytyqi, Hampton Bays residents who were arrested and brutally murdered by Serbian officials in 1999 after accidentally crossing into Serbian territory toward the end of the Kosovo War, was approved via voice vote by the House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday.
In February 2019, Congressman Zeldin met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Munich, Germany, to discuss these murders and the lack of action by the Serbian government. The resolution, which reaffirms the United States government’s commitment to holding accountable the people responsible for the Bytyqi brothers’ deaths, passed the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress.
“Despite many promises of Serbian officials to solve the case of this state sponsored murder, there has been no justice served. This resolution notes that the progress with this investigation should remain a significant factor in determining the further development of U.S.-Serbian relations. We must deliver justice for the Bytyqi family. I urge support for this resolution,” said Congressman Zeldin.
Watch Congressman Zeldin’s speech in support of the resolution here.