It was reported that the former President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, who was detained in a special court in The Hague, Netherlands, came to Kosovo to visit his ailing mother.
In a written statement issued by the Special Court in The Hague, Netherlands, known as the “Kosovo Special Chambers and Special Prosecutor’s Office,” “Due to compelling humanitarian reasons, the Trial Panel has instructed the Editorial Office to organize a detention visit to Kosovo to meet Hashim Thaci’s family.” Data included.
The statement stated in the statement that Taçi was detained under the supervision of the Kosovo Special Services, with the support of the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) and the Kosovo Police.
On the other hand, it was reported by local media in Kosovo that Thaci visited his family who live in Bruje village in Iskenderai.
Thaci is accused of various crimes, including murder, torture and alleged persecution in Kosovo and northern Albania during and after the 1998-1999 Kosovo War.
Kosovo Special Chambers and Special Prosecutor’s Office
The Special Court, also known as the Kosovo Special Chambers and the Special Prosecutor’s Office, and the Special Prosecutor’s Office within it were established in The Hague, Netherlands in 2011.
This judicial body, set up to investigate and prosecute war crimes allegedly committed in Kosovo between 1998-2000, is made up of international judges and prosecutors.
Since the beginning of 2019, the Special Prosecutor’s Office has invited dozens of former KLA members to testify.
The first indictment against Thaci and 3 other defendants was ratified on 26 October 2020. The persons named in the indictment were alleged to be responsible for the deaths of 100 people, while the defendants were reportedly charged with war crimes such as murder, exile and torture.
The presiding judge, Charles Smith, stated that due to the excessive workload, the trial could take more than 5 years.
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