Prosecutors oppose provisional release for former Kosovo PM

[JURIST] Prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website] Thursday announced their opposition to a provisional release of Kosovo's former prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, pending trial. Albanian Haradinaj, who had pleaded not guilty [JURIST report] on 37 counts of war crimes [ICTY indictment], was a former senior commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army [FAS backgrounder] alleged to have committed war crimes during the 1998-99 war against the Serbs in Kosovo. Kosovo's government has offered legal aid to Haradinaj and echoed his call for provisional release. Haradinaj was released briefly in April under tight restrictions to attend the funeral of his brother [JURIST report], who was shot in an apparent ambush in Kosovo. Reuters has more.

 

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