Protected witness in ex-KLA trial found dead

PRIŠTINA -- A protected witness in the village of Klecka war crimes case was found dead, EULEX Spokeswoman Irina Gudeljević told Tanjug.

Fatmir Limaj (FoNet, file)
Fatmir Limaj (FoNet, file)

According to her, the protected witness was found dead in a park in Germany.

The German authorities are investigating the case. The protected witness was Kosovo Albanian Agim Zogaj. He was supposed to testify in the trial of ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member Fatmir Limaj and nine more persons for war crimes in Klečka. The trial is expected to begin by the end of October.

Limaj, who has been under house arrest since last week, will be tried on an indictment charging him with war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war.

The Priština District Court, headed by a EULEX judge, prolonged custody to the group of nine accused for another two months.

Limaj and other defendants are charged with murders, torture and health endangerment of Albanian and Serb civilians from Kosovo and prisoners of war.