Daily publishes list revealing Thaci's "death squad"

Pristina-based daily Bota Sot has published "a list of members of the SHIK secret service that was controlled by the ruling PDK party after the war in Kosovo."

Source: RTS
(Getty Images, file)
(Getty Images, file)

This list is expected to serve as concrete evidence for the special court that will deal with war crimes committed during and after the war by the KLA ("Kosovo Liberation Army"), Serbia's state broadcaster RTS reported on Friday.

The list, along with dossiers and detailed information about the members of the SHIK, has been put together by KFOR, according to Bot Sot. The Albanian language newspaper added that this data was "already published in May 2014."

The data from the list should serve to shed light on murders, violence, and crimes committed during 1998 and 1999 in Kosovo.

Many witnesses are expected to testify about the war crimes committed among Albanians, said the report, adding that former SHIK member Nazim Bllaca has admitted that the PDK organized liquidations of its political opponents.

Hashim Thaci, who was at the helm of the PDK since its founding, stepped down when he was elected Kosovo's president, handing over the reins of the party to Kadri Veseli - currently the Kosovo Assembly president, and leader of SHIK, an illegal organization.

The list contains the names of more than 150 persons from all parts of Kosovo, including Veseli, aka Luli, who is said to be "SHIK director," Rahman Rama, former commander of the Kosovo Protection Corps, Fatmir Limaj, a regional KLA commander, Sylejman Selimi, head of the KLA main HQ, Rexhep Selimi, another KLA commander, Hilmi Recica, "deputy director of SHIK," Rustem Mustafa, KLA chief in the Podujevo region, Azem Syla, member of the KLA main HQ, Sabit Geci, regional KLA commander in Kacanik, and others.

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