28 Oct 16 Kosovo Commander Fatmir Limaj Charged with War Crimes

Kosovo’s Special Prosecution filed an war crimes indictment against former guerrilla commander turned MP Fatmir Limaj over the murder of two Kosovo Albanian civilians in October 1998.

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28 Oct 16 Kosovo MPs Declare ‘Liberation War’ Just and Fair

MPs in Pristina approved a resolution defining the Kosovo Liberation Army’s wartime struggle as just and fair after a debate sparked by the war crimes convictions of ten former KLA fighters.

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27 Oct 16 Kosovo Urged to Protect Journalist after Death Threats

Media freedom campaigners condemned death threats made against tabloid editor Leonard Kerquki after he directed a television documentary on wartime crimes against Kosovo Serbs.

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25 Oct 16 Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Fighters’ Convictions Upheld

The appeals court upheld the verdict convicting ten former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, including Sylejman Selimi, of crimes against civilians during the 1998-99 conflict.

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19 Oct 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened at Sarajevo University

Sarajevo University’s law and political sciences faculties screened BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the Serbian fighters responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999.

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14 Oct 16 Kosovo Prosecution Quizzes Former EU Judge

Francesco Florit, a former judge with the EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, was interviewed by the state prosecution and denied allegations that he took a bribe from a suspect in a murder case.

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12 Oct 16 Kosovo MPs Demand Serbia Releases Police Director

Kosovo’s parliament passed a resolution calling for the release of Mitrovica police director Nehat Thaci, who was arrested in Serbia on terrorism charges, and for the EU to intervene to ensure he is freed.

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11 Oct 16 Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Appeals Against Conviction

Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, convicted of war crimes for ordering the murder of ethnic Albanians in Mitrovica in April 1999, launched an appeal against his nine-year sentence.

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10 Oct 16 Kosovo President Demands Prosecutors Probe War Crimes

President Hashim Thaci sent letters to Kosovo prosecutors urging them to take action to resolve a series of crimes against both ethnic Albanians and Serbs during and after the war in 1999.

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10 Oct 16 Kosovo Police Director Denies Serbian ‘Terror’ Charges

Nehat Thaci, the Kosovo Police director in the Mitrovica area who was arrested last month by Serbia, denied charges accusing him of staging a terrorist attack on a Serb family in 1999.

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03 Oct 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened in Macedonia

BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the men responsible for some of the most brutal atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999, was screened at South East European University in the Macedonian capital Skopje.

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29 Sep 16 Serbia Arrests Kosovo Police Director for ‘Terrorism’

Kosovo police’s director in the Mitrovica area, Nehat Thaci, has been arrested at a border crossing by the Serbian authorities on terrorism charges, although the specific allegations remain unknown.

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29 Sep 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Gets Budapest Premiere

BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the men responsible for some of the most brutal atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999, had its Hungarian premiere at the Budapest International Documentary Festival.

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29 Sep 16 Basketball Court Sparks Mosque Row in Kosovo

Rumours that Serbs planned to build a basketball court on a site where a mosque once stood in the divided northern town of Mitrovica have upset some Kosovo Albanians.

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28 Sep 16 Kosovo Announces Village Killings Probe After Protest

Kosovo’s Special Prosecution announced an investigation into killings and disappearances in the village of Mushtisht/Mustiste in 1999 after locals staged a protest against what they said was official inaction.

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