Sunday, April 4, 1999 Published at 19:38 GMT 20:38 UK
Rugova 'under house arrest'
Faked? This meeting happened two years ago, says Nato
Moderate Kosovo Albanian political leader Ibrahim Rugova's peace talks with Slobodan Milosevic were faked using pictures two years old, Nato has alleged.
Nato spokesman Jamie Shea said that Mr Rugova's home was permanently occupied by Serb security forces and he had no freedom of movement.
In a statement issued last week via Serb authorities, Mr Rugova was reported to have said that he was under police protection.
"He has no freedom of movement but has to report to the local police station several times a day."
Last week, Mr Rugova appeared on Serbian television allegedly after a meeting in which he said that Nato should stop its bombing of Yugoslavia.
Mr Shea said Nato believed that the television pictures were up to two years old.
Mr Rugova had apparently called for a cessation of violence in Kosovo and not the air strikes, said Mr Shea.