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29 October 2020 – Former KLA Commander Pleads Not Guilty

Salih Mustafa pleads not guilty: Salih Mustafa, a former Kosovo Liberation Army (“KLA”) commander pleaded not guilty to four counts at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. He stands accused of arbitrary detention, cruel treatment, torture, and murder of civilians being held at a compound in Zllash during the Kosovo war in 1999 as part of a joint criminal enterprise. Mustafa was the first former KLA member arrested by the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office. Hashim Thaci, the President of Kosovo, and Kadri Veseli,

Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC). Photo: politika.rs via Bing.
Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC). Photo: politika.rs via Bing.

the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo, are awaiting confirmation of charges by the Specialist Chambers. The Specialist Chambers were established to try crimes committed from 1998 to 2000, during and after the war in Kosovo. They are part of Kosovo’s domestic judicial system, but located in the Netherlands and staffed by internationals. ( Balkan Insight )(Exit News)

 

 

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