Dozens of former KLA soldiers gathered today to protest in support of former KLA leaders currently in custody in The Hague.
They appeared today in front of the government of Kosovo with slogans with the inscription “I am just a liberator, that’s how I wanted freedom”.
This protest was organized by Nuredin Gashi, a former member of the KLA.
They have demanded the release of Hashim Thaçi, Kadri Veseli, Rexhep Selimi and Jakup Krasniqi, calling on the government to react to their detention.
Hashim Thaçi, Kadri Veseli, Jakup Krasniqi, Rexhep Selimi, Nesim Haradinaj and Hysni Gucati are currently charged in The Hague. All of Kosovo’s top officials are charged with unlawful arrest, murder and torture, which are considered war crimes. The published indictment states that from March 1998 until September a year later, in Kukës and Cahan, crimes were committed against hundreds of civilians who were not part of the KLA war.