Illustration. Kosovo police. Photo: BIRN

Kosovo Police Arrest Wartime Massacre Suspect

Police arrested an ethnic Bosniak, alleged to be a former policeman, who is suspected of taking part in a massacre in the Istog/Istok municipality during the Kosovo war in which 18 people were killed.

The Kosovo Special Prosecution said on Wednesday evening that an ethnic Bosniak, identified only by the initials E.B., has been arrested for alleged involvement in a war crime against the civilian population.

The prosecution said it is suspected that during 1998-99 war, the man was a police officer in the village of Gjurakoc in the Istog/Istok municipality and participated in a massacre by Serbian forces in which 18 people were killed.

The massacre took place on May 8, 1999 in the village of Saradran/Staradran, between Istog/Istok and Peja/Pec.

The suspect was remanded in custody for 48 hours.

20/10/2022 - 11:40

20 October 2022 - 11:40

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