Leader of the opposition party of Vetevendosje, Albin Kurti, has slammed the President of Kosovo saying that her should go to The Hague to face with the special war crimes court established to try alleged crimes of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
Kurti in a Facebook post on Wednesday said that all what Kosovo needs is normal courts and implementation of laws rather than a special court dealing with alleged crimes committed by one ethnicity. He criticised the President Hashim Thaci for pushing forward the agenda for establishing the special court and urged him to stand before this trial he has established. “Hashim you must go to The Hague and say your word with evidence and testimonies, protect the liberation war, the KLA, Albanians and our history. You should do this. You are historian by profession and you were also participant in the war. Be a President who enters the history, Go Hashim!” Kurti wrote. The Vetevendosje leader reminded Thaci, who during the war was political representative of the KLA, that dozens of ex-KLA fighters have already been summoned by this court and he should join them in order to clear his name and the name of the KLA.
The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office are part of the judicial system of Kosovo that will try war crimes which allegedly occurred between 1998 and 2000, based on a 2011 Council of Europe report by Dick Marty and investigations by the Special Investigative Task Force, SITF, set up following the publication of the report.