Fatmir Limaj, war kurz festgenommen, aber ebenso Andere Verbrecher durch die EULEX, darunter die Mazreku, Verbrecher Familie.
16 Mar 2011 / 14:02
Police officers from the EU rule-of-law mission, EULEX, were stopped by their Kosovo colleagues early on Wednesday as they tried to arrest the police chief in Prizren.Pristina Nexhmi Krasniqi, the head of the police station in the southern Kosovo town, surrendered to the EULEX officers two hours after they attempted to arrest him but were blocked by Kosovo policemen.
Two other men were arrested by EULEX police on Wednesday as part of the same operation.
EULEX stated today that the arrests were authorised by a EULEX pre-trial judge of the District Court of Pristina. The mission claimed that the three persons arrested today were detained based on war crimes suspicions.
Balkan Insight has learned that EULEX police and the First Intervention Team, FIT, part of the Kosovo police, entered Nexhmi Krasniqi's office in Prizren early on Wednesday in order to arrest him.
“They entered around 9am but policemen from the station became angry and blocked the station, locking all the doors,” a source from Kosovo police told Balkan Insight.
“Kosovo policemen did not allow EULEX officers to arrest commander Krasniqi and closed all the doors. EULEX and FIT members left the building,” the source told Balkan Insight.
According to the source, Krasniqi surrendered two hours later.
|Fatmir Limaj (FoNet, file)|
Limaj, former Kosovo transport minister and current deputy leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) turned himself in to the EULEX police last night at his home in Čaglavica near Priština.
He told reporters as he was leaving the house that he was "proud he took part in the war and in building Kosovo after the war."
Limaj also said he would answer to judicial bodies even though he believed they were wrong.
His arrest followed after yesterday's arrest of former KLA members in Prizren and other towns in Kosovo.
After two-hour questioning the former KLA commander was released. According to the media, the judicial proceeding will continue in the next several days.
“We have responded to the court subpoena and came to EULEX, Limaj said he would cooperate with the judiciary. He is going back home, to his family now,” Limaj’s attorney Tom Gashi stated.
The former KLA commander had already been put on trial in the Hague Tribunal but he was acquitted. B92 has learned that even though Limaj had been acquitted by the Hague Tribunal, the domestic prosecution has a court permission to conduct an investigation into the Klečka camp and one more locality.
Serbian War Crimes Prosecution has welcomed EULEX’s effort regarding investigation into the crimes committed against non-Albanians in Kosovo. Their latest operation is a result of a good cooperation between EULEX and Belgrade prosecutors who have been conducting the investigation into the events in the two KLA camps which were commanded by Limaj for three years now.
| Ex-KLA questioned, released|
10:41 | Source:B92, Tanjug
EULEX has released former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander Fatmir Limaj who was arrested last night for war crimes committed in the village of Klečka.
| EULEX detains 8 war crimes suspects|
09:47 | Source:Tanjug
The EULEX police arrested on Wednesday in Kosovo eight people, while one was arrested abroad.
Ex-KLA in warning
Organizations of the former so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) members urged on Wednesday the EULEX mission to stop its "hunt" against them and expressed opposition to the Mališevo and Lipljan arrests.
Accusing EULEX of "provoking a situation full of tensions in Kosovo", the ethnic Albanians organizations, which refer to themselves as "war veterans", said that EULEX "lost its reputation in the eyes of Kosovo citizens".
"The KLA and its liberation struggle are internationally recognized. Demonization of the KLA fight by EULEX clearly shows the cooperation that this mission has with genocidal Serbia and its associates within Kosovo," said in a statement in the wake of war crimes arrests.
Die Verbrecher Organisationen rund um die UCK, protestieren, gegen die Festnahme ihrer Gestalten und Berufsverbrecher