Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) General, Lahi Brahimaj, confirmed Monday that he has been summoned by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague, to be questioned for his role during and after the war in Kosovo.
Brahimaj confirmed to Gazeta Express that he has received the summons to appear before international prosecutors in The Hague. “I am ready to cooperate and answer the summons as I did earlier,” said Brahimaj who was acquitted twice of war crime charges by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Brahimaj was deputy commander of the KLA Dukagjini Area, and was deputy to Ramush Haraidnaj who currently serves as country’s Prime Minister. Brahimaj and Haradinaj were indicted by the Hage Tribunal but were cleared twice of war crime charges. Brahimaj says he is ready to answer the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office established by the Parliament of Kosovo in 2005 and tasked to investigate and prosecute crimes committed by the KLA during and after the war in Kosovo. “My vote as MP was against creation of this court, but I respect the vote of majority of MPs,” said former MP and member of Haraidnaj’s party, AAK.
In December 2018 the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office summoned former KLA-commanders of Drenica and Llapi region who in January 2019 were questioned in the Hague. /GazetaExpress/