PDK says Kadri Veseli not summoned for questioning by Hague prosecutors - Gazeta Express

PDK says Kadri Veseli not summoned for questioning by Hague prosecutors

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Gazeta Express

14/07/2020 17:36

Chairman of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Kadri Veseli, will not be questioned by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) after the Hague prosecutors announced filing an indictment against him and the President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci. The PDK spokesperson Avni Bytyqi told Gazeta Express that Veseli has not been summoned for questioning by the SPO, reminding that he was summoned in December 2019 by the Hague prosecutors.

On 24 June the SPO issued a statement announcing filing of a ten-count Indictment with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) for the Court’s consideration, charging Hashim Thaci, Kadri Veseli, and others with a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearance of persons, persecution, and torture.

According to the press release the Indictment alleges that Hashim Thaçi, Kadri Veseli, and the other charged suspects are criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders. The crimes alleged in the Indictment involve hundreds of known victims of Kosovo Albanian, Serb, Roma, and other ethnicities and include political opponents.

Kosovo President Thaci is already at The Hague when he was questioned on Monday and Tuesday by the Hague prosecutors. But even though Thaci and Veseli’s name are mentioned in the indictment published by the SPO, the PDK leaders has not travelled to the Hague together with Thaci. The PDK spokesperson Avni Bytyqi told Gazeta Express that Veseli has not been summoned for questioning adding that the Hague prosecutors have quizzed their leader in December last year. /GazetaExpress/