Spectaculator in the Hague brought charges against the President of Kosovo
The special Prosecutor of international court for crimes in Kosovo (SPO) in the Hague announced the charges against the President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo of Hashim Thaci's war crimes in 1998-1999, the statement said the Prosecutor's office.
"The twenty-fourth day of April, 2020 special Prosecutor's office issued an indictment on 10 counts for the consideration of the court, accusing Hashim Thaci (former speaker of the Kosovo Parliament – ed.) Kadri Veseli and others in a number of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, forced disappearance, persecution and torture," - said the Prosecutor's office. In the indictment, as the Prosecutor, it is alleged that Thaci and Veseli other defendants "are criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders".
In late February, the special Prosecutor of the international court for crimes in Kosovo, Jack Smith reported on the readiness to put forward first charges suspect with war crimes 1998-1999. In April, the Prosecutor's office reported that the coronavirus will not delay bringing charges.
During 2018-2019, up to 200 former fighters of the Kosovo Albanian "Kosovo Liberation army" was called to testify in the war crimes cases in the Hague. Among them - the former field commander and former Premier Ramush Haradinaj, who, on 19 July 2019 resigned and then voluntarily went to the Hague, but used the right to remain silent, and then returned to Pristina.
In the Netherlands you have previously created a Special international court and the Special Prosecutor for crimes in Kosovo in 1998-1999, reported willingness to work in July 2017. The starting point of their action was the report of the special representative of the Council of Europe dick Marty in 2010, is devoted to crimes of the KLA. Among the most serious of cases - drug trafficking, kidnapping, trafficking in organs. Spectacular Jack Smith in late October of 2018 visited Pristina, but before any charges was not nominated.
In 1999, armed confrontation between the Albanian separatists of the "Kosovo Liberation army" and the army and police of Serbia led to the bombing of Yugoslavia (then consisting of Serbia and Montenegro) NATO forces. Kosovo Albanian structures in Pristina on 17 February 2008 unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. The self-proclaimed Republic does not recognize Serbia, Russia, China, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and several other States.