The deputy leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army Veterans’ Organisation, Nasim Haradinaj, told his trial in The Hague that there were no new revelations in leaked documents from war crimes cases that caused the charges against him.
Kosovo Liberation Army War Veterans’ Organisation leader Hysni Gucati and his deputy Nasim Haradinaj went on trial for obstruction of justice and witness intimidation related to leaked documents from war crimes cases.
Former reservist policeman Goran Stanisic was sentenced to 20 years in prison for participating in the killings and expulsions of Kosovo Albanian civilians in the municipality of Lipjan/Lipljan during the war in 1999.
Under a scheme to give victims a voice in war crime cases, a statement was delivered at the opening of the Hague trial of ex-guerrilla Salih Mustafa, claiming alleged victims of Kosovo Liberation Army fighters have been intimidated into silence.
A pre-trial judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague rejected a legal challenge by Kosovo’s former President Hashim Thaci to the indictment charging him with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Three Kosovo Albanians, one of them who was already wanted to a prison sentence, were detained on suspicion of attacking a Serb - the latest of several recent assaults on members of the Serb minority in the country.