Kosovo president rejects war crimes accusations, will not quit for now

Kosovo president rejects war crimes accusations, will not quit for now
# 30 June 2020 00:16 (UTC +04:00)

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Monday rejected an indictment for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and said he would not resign unless a judge confirmed that he would be put on trial, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Last week, a special prosecutor’s office dealing with Kosovo’s 1998-99 uprising against Serbian rule said it had indicted Thaci, former parliamentary speaker Kadri Veseli and others for murder, enforced disappearances, persecution and torture. 

The Specialist Chamber was set up in The Hague in 2015 to handle cases of alleged crimes by Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) guerrillas during the war that led to Kosovo’s independence from Serbia a decade later.

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