Kosovo MP detained over war crimes

Posted on November 25, 2012 by

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A TOP ethnic Albanian guerilla commander-turned-politician, accused of war crimes against Serb and Albanian civilians and prisoners-of-war, has been put back in detention.

A top Albanian guerilla commander (pic) has been detained over war crimes charges.  Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/kosovo-mp-detained-over-war-crimes/story-e6frfkui-1226523625645#ixzz2DGYCYhJk

A top Albanian guerilla commander (pic) has been detained over war crimes charges.

Fatmir Limaj, an MP and deputy president of prime minister Hashim Thaci’s ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), was detained on remand with three other co-defendants for a month pending a retrial on the war crimes charges.

They were detained under an EU-led supreme court ruling earlier this week, six months after a lower court acquitted them, EULEX said in a statement.

A EULEX judge ordered the detentions on suspicion the four accused had committed the crimes and were a flight risk, the statement said.

The date for the retrial in the so-called “Klecka case”, seen as one of the highest-profile war crimes cases in Kosovo so far, has yet to be set.

The lower court found Limaj and the three other former high-ranking members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) not guilty of the 1999 torture and killing of Serb and Albanian civilians at a detention camp near the central Kosovo village of Klecka.

Limaj was the commander of the camp set up by the KLA rebels.

Sourse  news.com.au

 

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