Kosovo President to be quizzed for three consecutive days by Hague prosecutors - Gazeta Express

Kosovo President to be quizzed for three consecutive days by Hague prosecutors

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Gazeta Express

14/07/2020 20:25

For second day in a row Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has been questioned by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office at the Hague after his indictment for alleged war crimes. He has previously denied involvement in any war crimes. Gazeta Express has learned that Thaci will appear again on Wednesday at 13:00hrs before Hague prosecutors.

Thaci has not commented to media on Tuesday while leaving the Specialist Chambers premises. On Monday Thaci briefly told media that his first day of questioning was about “exchanges over various technicalities” between his lawyer Pierre Richard Prosper and the war-crimes prosecutors about “explanatory, technical issues.”

Thaci was a political representative of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) which fought for Kosovo’s independence during 1998-1999 war with Serbian forces.

On 24 June, the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement announcing filing of an indictment with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) for the Court’s consideration, charging Thaci, and PDK leader Kadri Veseli, and others on war crimes. A pretrial judge in the SPO has yet to decide whether to put Thaci and the others on trial or throw out the case. /GazetaExpress/