Thursday, May 13, 2010

War Crimes Raid in Kosovo

Pristina | 12 May 2010 | Lawrence Marzouk
EULEX officers
EULEX officers
The EU rule of law mission, EULEX, raided a home in Prizren, south Kosovo, this morning in connection to a war crimes investigation.

According to local reports, the action targeted the house of Kosovo Liberation Army veteran Xhemshit Krasniqi.

Radio Kosova reported that after a search of the house on Wednesday, EULEX police arrested Krasniqi.

Balkan Insight understands the operation was connected to the arrest made last week of former KLA fighter Sabit Geci.

A EULEX spokeswoman would only confirm that the Prizren raid was related to war crimes.

Sabit Geci was arrested last Thursday as part of an investigation into prison camps run by the Kosovo Liberation Army in Albania.

Balkan Insight discovered in an investigation published last year that the KLA had maintained detainment cells in a base in the northeastern Albanian town of Kukes.

EULEX said last week's action was in connection with crimes allegedly committed between April and June 1999, while sources confirmed to Balkan Insight that the two operations were linked to KLA detention facilities in Kukes.

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