Kosovo to turn notorious prison in Pristina into museum

Pristina Prison
Pristina Prison. Image: Kosovo Ministry of Culture via Balkan Insight

A couple of years after it was closed, a notorious prison in Pristina will be turned into a museum. By doing so, the Association of Political Prisoners of Kosovo wants to remember the suffering of thousands of political prisoners.

Cultural heritage professionals from the Ministry of Culture will analyse what is needed to reopen the Pristina Prison and to turn it into a museum. They will work together with the Kosovo History Institute, the University of Pristina and the soon to be established War Crimes Rearch Institute. Political prisoners will advise on the exhibitions in the museum.

Pristina Prison was built in 1951, when Kosovo was part of Yugoslavia. It closed in 2016, after continuing complaints about poor conditions. Last 12 June, the day Kosovo was liberated in 1999, it reopened to the public. It will be turned into a museum from the next year onwards.

Have a look at Pristina Prison in the video below.

Source: Balkan Insight.

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