Twenty years after the murder of Xhemajl Mustafa, his son Besian hopes that the Kosovo Specialist Chambers can provide answers about the killing of his father and other LDK activists in the aftermath of the Kosovo war.
Defence lawyers for Kosovo’s ex-president Hashim Thaci and three other Kosovo Liberation Army ex-guerrillas accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity argued that 18 months is needed to prepare for the start of the trial.
The Hague war crimes prosecutors’ indictment of Hashim Thaci and three other former senior Kosovo Liberation Army officials distorts history and selectively omits facts to set out a biased case.
At the Specialist Chambers at the Hague on Monday, recently-resigned President Hashim Thaci pleaded not guilty to allegations that he committed crimes against humanity and war crimes in Kosovo and Albania in 1998 and 1999.
Hashim Thaci, Kadri Veseli, Rexhep Selimi and Jakup Krasniqi are accused of running a joint criminal enterprise that used torture and murder to gain control of Kosovo and remove opponents.