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EX-KLA commander confirms receiving summons to appear in war crimes court

EX-KLA commander confirms receiving summons to appear in war crimes court GazetaExpress

Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) general commander, Sylejman Selimi, has confirmed to T7 that hat he has received a summons to appear at the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office for questioning about his role during 1998-1999 Kosovo war.

Sylejman Selimi who was convicted of war crimes by a court in Kosovo and last month was released on probation, said the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office has already contacted the office of his lawyer. “I believe that I will be interviewed next week. I don’t know on what capacity oi have been summoned,” Selimi told T7 show Pressing. “Most likely I will be interviewed next week,” he said. Former General Commander of KLA and former Kosovo Ambassador to Tirana was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment in October 2016 found guilty of torturing a civilian prisoner in an improvised KLA detention centre in 1998.

The Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office which was established by the Parliament of Kosovo is based at the Hague and will deal with alleged crimes committed by the KLA during and after the war in Kosovo. In January international prosecutors summoned several other members of KLA for questioning.

    Date: 04 February 2019 22:33
    Author: GazetaExpress

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