LaLota Renews Effort to Get Justice for Hampton Bays Men Killed Abroad in ’99


U.S. Rep. Nick LaLota (R-Rocky Point) has renewed efforts to hold members of the Serbian military accountable for the murders of three Hampton Bays men two decades ago.

Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi, who mistakenly crossed into Serbia shortly after a truce was signed in the 1999 Kosovo war, were detained by a special operations unit and executed after a judge ordered their release. Their bodies were found nearly two years after their detainment. There have been prior investigations by the Serbian government into the brothers’ deaths, but no charges were ever brought.