A former Kosovo ambassador told the trial of ex-President Hashim Thaci and three co-defendants that he gave “exaggerated” testimony about the alleged beating of political opponents by Kosovo Liberation Army fighters in 1998.
Decision to hear the first witness in the trial of former Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and his three co-defendant in closed session raises concerns about transparency, experts say.
The closing statements have been made in the case of former KLA commander Salih Mustafa, the first KLA suspect to be arrested and transferred to the Kosovo Specialist Chamber.
The Specialist Prosecutor's Office in The Hague on May 2 filed fresh indictments for war crimes, torture, unlawful murders and political arrests against four KLA leaders held in The Hague.
War victims hope they will be able to win compensation after verdicts are delivered at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague – but experts have warned that the process could prove difficult if they want to remain anonymous.