The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office has
summoned former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander, Nuredin Ibishi-Leka.
The news has been confirmed by the Association of the KLA Veterans.
During 1998-1999 war, Ibishi was senior
commander of the KLA Operational Area of Llapi. In a press statement the head
of the KLA Veterans’ Association, Hysni Gucati, said he believes Ibishi and
others summoned by the Hague prosecutors to be questioned on their wartime role
will be cleared of all war crime allegations. “I just received the news that
the specialist prosecutor’s office has summoned our fellow fighter Nuredin
Ibishi – Leka, who during the war was commander at the KLA Operational Area of
Llapi,” Gucati wrote. Nuredin Ibishi was also member of Kosovo Parliament
representing the Democratic League of Kosovo.
Over the last week the Specialist
Prosecutor’s Office has summoned dozens of ex-KLA members for questioning at
the Hague as media speculate that first arrests of former fighters are expected
soon. The Kosovo Specialist Chambers have been established to prosecute and try
alleged crimes committed by the KLA. /GazetaExpress/