On May 6, 2010, European Union police officers arrested suspected war criminal, Sabit Geci, in Kosovo. Geci was accused of being a former member of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), which allegedly tortured prisoners at an Albanian prison during the 1998 - 1999 Kosovo war. The European Union Rule of Law and Justice Mission (EULEX) was responsible for Geci's arrest, and is an organization which conducts parallel war crimes investigations with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the UN Mission in Kosovo. Ethnic unrest in the region during the 1990s resulted in thousands of deaths, and sparked an ethnic cleansing campaign that left hundreds dead and has led to many war crimes accusations.
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