12.07.2021 – 20:43
The Specialized Chambers in The Hague have scheduled the next hearing for the former KLA leaders. It is learned that the next session will be held on Wednesday, July 21, at 14:30.
It is also announced that the hearing will be held in the presence of the defense, the representative of the Office for Victims and the Prosecution. The session is expected to be a conference on the progress of the case of former President Hashim Thaçi and others.
The above-mentioned parties have the right to submit their written submissions by July 16, if they wish to do so or otherwise they will give arguments only at the hearing. While on July 14, there will be a conference from 15:00 on the progress of the case of Hysni Gucati and Nasim Haradinaj.
Four former leaders KLA political and military, former President Hashim Thaçi, former parliamentarians Kadri Veseli and Jakup Krasniqi, as well as the head of the Parliamentary Group of the Vetëvendosje Movement (LVV), Rexhep Selimi are the last to be sent to The Hague.
The arrests came after a Special Court pre-trial judge confirmed the indictments against four former KLA leaders. Former President Hashim Thaçi together with Kadri Veselin, Jakup Krasniqi, Rexhep Selimi charged with war crimes. They face 10 charges of persecution, imprisonment, arbitrary detention, other inhumane acts, cruel treatment, torture, murder as a crime against humanity, illegal murder as a war crime, enforced disappearance of persons in the period between April 1998 – August 1991.