Kosovo Liberation Army Veterans Protest War Crimes Court
of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) protested on Thursday the Hague based Special
Court, which was established in 2015 to investigate and try alleged crimes
committed by members of the KLA.
protest held in capital Pristina and other municipalities of Kosovo with the
motto: “Defending Liberation War” was organized after the Specialist Prosecutor’s
Office published an indictment against country’s President Hashim Thaci and
leader of the PDK, Kadri Veseli.
of the Association of KLA Veterans, Hysni Gucati, called the indictment against
former members of the KLA as unjust, biased and politically motivated.
unusual way of publishing the indictments against former commanders of the KLA
surprised the civilized world, without excluding former EU officials, military
men and influential people in world politics. Whereas the people of Kosovo who
fought against killing-machine of ex-Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic,
remained deeply disappointed, because those who for 20 years taught us on the
rule of law now are violating these laws and this was proven on the way how the
indictment was filed by interfering justice, and making these courts vulnerable
to politics,” Gucati said.
said that after the Hague prosecutors announced
filing of the indictment against Thaci a scheduled meeting between Kosovo and
Serbia on 27 June was cancelled. Representative of the Association of former
political prisoners Meriman Braha said the Hague Court should deal with all
crimes committed in Kosovo and not to try only the KLA alleged crimes. /GazetaExpress/