The head of Kosovo arrived in the Hague for questioning on charges of war crimes
The President of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci arrived in the Hague for questioning on charges of war crimes, 1998-1999.
Earlier, on June 24, Special Prosecutor of international court for crimes in Kosovo (SPO) in the Hague announced the charges against Thaci's war crimes in 1998-1999. Last week, Thaci said that July 13, will visit the Hague at the invitation of the Special Prosecutor's office to chat with employees.
"I am ready to meet the challenge and win for my son, my family, my people and my country... no One can rewrite history, that's the price of freedom", - quotes Agency France Presse words Thaci, who arranged a briefing after arriving in the Hague.
It is expected that later in 2020, the judge will decide whether Thaci accused finally. Earlier, the President of Kosovo said that he would resign if the Special court for crimes in the Hague approves indictment against him for war crimes.
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.