Ali Ahmeti (Macedonian: Али Ахмети) (born January 4, 1959 in the
village of Zajas, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia) is the political
leader of the Democratic Union for Integration (Albanian:
Bashkimi Demokratik pėr Integrim), a governing (as of 2008)
political party in Republic of Macedonia. Ali Ahmeti is also
known as the political leader of the former Albanian National
Liberation Army in the Macedonian Conflict in 2001.
From 1979 to 1983 Ahmeti studied Philosophy at the University of
Pritina in SAP Kosovo, graduating in 1983. Between 1981 and
1983, he also was one of the leaders of the Albanian
nationalist, separatist and irredentist student movement in
Kosovo. For these activities, Ahmeti was arrested and imprisoned
for one year by the Serbian and Yugoslav authorities.