Kosovo war crimes court publishes details after arrest and detention at the Hague of ex-KLA member - Gazeta Express

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Gazeta Express

24/09/2020 19:59

Kosovo war crimes court publishes details after arrest and detention at the Hague of ex-KLA member

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Gazeta Express

24/09/2020 19:59

Following his arrest by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) on 24 September 2020, Salih Mustafa was transferred to the Detention Facilities of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in The Hague on 24 September 2020.

The Pre-Trial Judge confirmed the indictment against Salih Mustafa on 12 June 2020. Pursuant to Rule 88(2) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence Before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers the indictment, as confirmed, was not made public at that time, the Court said in a statement.

The indictment, as confirmed, states that crimes of arbitrary detention, cruel treatment, and torture were committed between approximately 1 April 1999 and 19 April 1999 at a detention compound located in Zllash/Zlaš, Kosovo, against at least six persons. Moreover, it is stated that one detainee was murdered at that location on a date between on or about 19 April 1999 and around the end of April 1999. The indictment, as confirmed, charges Salih Mustafa, under various forms of criminal responsibility, with: arbitrary detention, cruel treatment, torture and murder as war crimes committed in the context of and associated with a non-international armed conflict in Kosovo.

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers said that for security reasons, the Pre-Trial Judge ordered the indictment to be made public with redactions. It can be accessed here. /GazetaExpress/