Serbian police arrest KLA member

The Serbian police arrested a former member of the ethnic Albanian KLA, Buri Talak, near Merdare on the administrative line between central Serbia and Kosovo.

Source: Tanjug

Talak was arrested on suspicion that he committed a war crime against Serb civilians in the Kosovo town of Prizren on June 16, 1999.

“Talak is charged with entering a home of a Serb family armed with automatic guns and knives, abusing the family physically together with two other accomplices, robbing them and then expelling them from the apartment in the neighborhood of Ortakov and Prizren,” Serbian Deputy War Crimes Prosecutor Bruno Vekarić told Tanjug.

According to him, the suspect is being kept in a detention facility in the the eastern town of Požarevac, while a local court is conducting the proceedings against him.

Vekarić expressed expectation that the case would be transferred to the Belgrade District Court’s War Crimes Department because the act had all the features of a war crime committed against the civilian society.

He noted that the War Crimes Prosecutor's Office could contact the damaged party, the Serb family against whom the crime was committed, which was very important for conducting the trial.

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