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.
Kosovo Liberation Army War Veterans’ Organisation leader Hysni Gucati and his deputy Nasim Haradinaj went on trial for obstruction of justice and witness intimidation related to leaked documents from war crimes cases.