Indictment filed against KLA group
PRIŠTINA -- International Prosecutor Robert Dean has accused members of the Kosovo Liberation Army's Lapska group of illegally imprisoning and torturing Albanian civilians.
The indictment, which was read out at today’s hearing, includes the name of former commander of the KLA Lap operative zone and Kosovo MP Rustem Mustafi.
Mustafi, aka Commander Remi, is also the vice president of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, led by the province’s prime minister, Hashim Thaci.
Also featuring on the indictment are former KLA Military Police Commander for Lap Nazif Mehmeti and KLA intelligence chief in Lap Latif Gashi.
In the new indictment, the KLA members are not accused of murder, as they were in the first court case.
In the initial trial, which the Kosovo Supreme Court subsequently quashed, Mustafa was sentenced to 17 years in prison while Gashi and Mehmeti were given ten and 13 years in prison respectively.
Naim Kdriu was also convicted at the original trial, though he was later killed in a traffic accident in 2003.
On Tuesday, lawyers for the defense called for the case to be dropped. The trial has sparked a media frenzy in Kosovo, and the courtroom was packed today with supporters and family members of the accused.
July 7, 2009 | 16:13 | Source: Beta | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A number of NGOs have deplored the arrest of Midhat Salihović, one of the male survivors of the Srebrenica massacre, accused by the RS courts of war crimes.
July 8, 2009 | 13:27 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian War Crimes Prosecution has raised an indictment against Nenad Malić (48) from Bečej on charges of war crimes in Stari Majdan, Bosnia, in 1992.
July 3, 2009 | 17:02 | Source: B92 | Comments: (3) | Send comment
KRAGUJEVAC -- A bomb has exploded in the center of Kragujevac, injuring one person and damaging nearby vehicles and homes.
July 5, 2009 | 11:08 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A man was hurt last night in an attempted robbery near Šimanovci, the Serbian police, MUP, said.
July 3, 2009 | 16:54 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The first set of verdicts in the case of the Novi Pazar Wahhabis has been delivered in court this afternoon.
July 8, 2009 | 19:25 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kačanik municipal chief Dzabur Zarku was arrested today on suspicion that he intimidated witnesses in a trial.
July 4, 2009 | 13:00 | Source: FoNet, Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- Serbia will convey to Interpol the Hague court’s opinion that there's no impediment to the issue of warrants in the Dobrovoljačka case, says JM Snežana Malović.
July 2, 2009 | 10:00 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- A 49-year-old Novi Sad resident has died while his wife was seriously injured when a hand grenade exploded in their home last night.
July 2, 2009 | 10:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
NIŠ -- The Serbian police (MUP) officers in Niš confiscated five kilograms of heroin and detained two suspected drug traffickers on Wednesday.
July 2, 2009 | 11:36 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime has issued an indictment against 10 persons for criminal association and human trafficking.
July 6, 2009 | 14:08 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Interior Minister Ivica Dačić says the Interpol decision to suspend the warrant Serbia issued in the Dobrovoljačka war crimes case sets an "absolute precedent".
July 6, 2009 | 15:56 | Source: Beta | Comments: (3) | Send comment
THE HAGUE -- Hague Tribunal Judge Christoph Flugge said that it is realistic to expect that the court could shut down in 2013.