Prishtina is seeking the arrest of 18 Serb suspects for the 1999 Reçak/Racak massacre which helped to spark NATO’s bombing campaign against Yugoslavia, but some states may refuse to extradite them to Kosovo.
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.
Kosovo’s government backed legal changes to impose stricter sentences for rape, sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as enabling the publication of convicted sexual abusers’ identities.
Kosovo Police arrested a Serb, reported to be a former reservist policeman, on suspicion of committing a war crime against the civilian population during the 1998-99 conflict.
Witnesses at the high-profile trial for the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic have been reluctant to name suspects or have altered their testimonies about organised criminal groups, seemingly out of fear of retaliation.