The arrest of former Serbian police officer Dejan Pantec, who led Kosovo Serbs to erect barricades in the north of the country, has been commuted to house arrest.
In a statement issued by the Kosovo Court, it was reported that the sentence of Pantik, who is accused of attacking the Kosovo Police and the Election Commission, has been commuted to house arrest at the request of the Special Prosecutor’s Office.
Court spokeswoman Merlinda Gashe said in a statement to the press that the court had accepted the public prosecutor’s request for house arrest.
The Kosovo authorities appealed to the international community to help Bantik, who was detained in a police station near the Garinje border crossing, due to barriers set up by Serbs, to safely return home.
Kosovo’s Interior Minister Çelal Svechla announced that Pantik, who was arrested on December 12, had committed an act of terrorism and harmed the constitutional order.
Kosovo Serbs, who set up barricades in the north of the country on December 10 after Pantek’s arrest, have increased the number of barricades in recent days.
Source: Balkan News
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