US Embassy to Kosovo politicians: Let Special Court do its job!
Embassy in Pristina urged Kosovo politicians not to interfere the work of the
Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) in
the Hague mandated to prosecute and try alleged crimes committed by the Kosovo
Liberation Army during and after the war in
US Embassy in an answer to Gazeta Express said that the US position on the
Hague-based Specialist Chambers remains unchanged. “We support the work and the
mandate of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office
and encourage all interested to allow them do their job free from interference,”
the US Embassy said.
in 2015 the US Embassy urged Kosovo MPs to vote constitutional amendments enabling
establishment of the Special Court as commonly known in Kosovo. Back than the
US assessed that to move forward Kosovo should remain committed to an unbiased
legal process and acceptable to international community which would give an
epilogue to the Council of Europe Report adopted in 2010. In 2015 the Parliament
of Kosovo approved the Law on establishment of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers
and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office. Last month the Hague-based court confirmed
the first indictments against former president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, PDK
leader Kadri Veseli, Vetevendosje MP Rexhep Selimi and Nisma senior official
Jakup Krasniqi. All of them are accused of committing war crimes as senior
commanders of Kosovo Libneration Army (KLA) during 1998-1999 war in Kosovo.