Ten of the women were interrogated on Tuesday in court. The rest are to be interrogated on Wednesday and over the following days.
“The court ruled house arrest for all the women, having taking into consideration that all of them have families and children to take care of. All of them are already living in the homes of relatives,” lawyer Fehmie Gashi Bytyci, who represents one of the women, said.
The three adult male returnees, Arijanit Kryeziu, Visar Qukovci, Agon Misini, plus a minor named R.T. were immediately detained by police on returning and sent to the high security prison in Dyz, also for one month.
Arijanit, from Ferizaj is suspected of having taken part in terrorist activity in Syria. There has been an international warrant for his arrest since 2018.
The request submitted by the prosecutor for custody, which BIRN has seen, says the Kosovo Police received evidence from the FBI in the US the moment the group returned to Kosovo.
Since 2014, the Kosovo prosecution has filed indictments against 119 Kosovars for terrorism-related charges, while 156 others are under investigation, chief prosecutor Aleksander Lumezi told the media on Saturday.
At least 400 citizens from Kosovo ended up in the conflict zones in Syria and Iraq, where Islamic State, ISIL, was attempting to create an Islamic Caliphate. Around 80 of them died there, as BIRN has reported. Since the collapse of the so-called caliphate, Syrian authorities have been attempting to repatriate captured foreign fighters to their home countries.