29 Nov 16 Kosovo Mayor Challenges War Crimes Conviction

The lawyer for Sami Lushtaku, a former guerrilla commander who is now mayor of Skenderaj/Srbica, filed a complaint to Kosovo’s Supreme Court against his conviction for war crimes.

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24 Nov 16 Kosovo Dissident’s Serbian Assassins Given Life Sentences

A Belgian court has given life sentences to a former Yugoslav secret police official and two Serbian hitmen for the assassination of Kosovo Albanian dissident Enver Hadri in Brussels in 1990.

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23 Nov 16 Yugoslav Spy Chief Convicted of Kosovo Dissident’s Murder

A former Yugoslav secret police official and two Serbian hitmen were convicted of the assassination of Kosovo Albanian dissident Enver Hadri in Brussels in 1990.

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23 Nov 16 Kosovo Budget Held up by Row Over Veteran Benefits

As the Kosovo parliament readies to discuss the 2017 budget, relations within the ruling coalition have reached a new low over the size of funds allocated for veterans of the independence war.

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22 Nov 16 Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Claims Trial was Unlawful

Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, jailed for nine years for war crimes, told Pristina’s appeals court that his trial was unlawful because he had already been investigated over the same offence.

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21 Nov 16 Victim’s Family Speaks Out in KLA Execution Case

Relatives of one of two men killed for being ‘traitors’ by the Kosovo Liberation Army offered what they said was new evidence after guerrilla commander turned MP Fatmir Limaj was indicted over the murders.

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17 Nov 16 24 Charged over Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla’s Prison Breaks

Twenty-four people have been charged with involvement in plots to help former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Sami Lushtaku escape from custody three times while he was on trial for war crimes.

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15 Nov 16 Senior Kosovo Ex-Guerrillas Jailed for War Crimes

Kosovo’s appeals court jailed former senior Kosovo Liberation Army members Sylejman Selimi and Sami Lushtaku for war crimes against civilian prisoners during the 1998-99 conflict, their lawyers said.

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11 Nov 16 Serbia Hopes Kosovo War Court Will Secure Convictions

The Serbian prime minister said he hopes the new specialist prosecutor who will tackle alleged crimes committed by Kosovo Liberation Army fighters will be able to secure convictions.

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09 Nov 16 EU Raps Balkan States over War Crimes Progress

In its annual progress reports, the EU urged improvements in war crimes prosecutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo, and expressed concern about a slowdown in finding missing persons from the 1990s conflicts.

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08 Nov 16 Kosovo Albanians Remove Serbian Street Signs in Protest

Kosovo Albanians in the town of Kllokot/Klokot have taken down street signs with Serbian names that were installed in an Albanian-majority neighbourhood by the local Serb-led municipality.

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07 Nov 16 Former EU Judge Cleared of Kosovo Bribe-Taking

Prosecutors ruled that there is no evidence that former EU rule-of-law mission Francesco Florit demanded or took a bribe to acquit defendants in triple murder and bombing cases in Kosovo.

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07 Nov 16 Kosovo Special Prosecutor To Visit Pristina, Belgrade

David Schwendiman, chief prosecutor of the newly-established specialist court that aims to try former Kosovo Liberation Army members for 1990s crimes, will make his first official visit to Serbia and Kosovo this week.

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04 Nov 16 Kosovo to Take Missing Persons Issue to Brussels

At his first-ever meeting with families of Kosovo Serbs who went missing as a result of the war, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci pledged to address the missing persons issue during talks with Belgrade in Brussels.

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03 Nov 16 Serbia Releases Kosovo Albanian ‘War Crimes Suspect’

Former Kosovo Liberation Army member Hilmi Kelmendi, the second Kosovo Albanian to be detained in Serbia in recent weeks over allegations of wartime crimes, has been released.

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