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Sport Kosovo's President Thaci wants to resign if the Hague indictment is confirmed

03:40  30 june  2020
03:40  30 june  2020 Source:   bunte.de

Kosovar President accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity

 Kosovar President accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity © Armend NIMANI, AFP Hashim Thaçi reviewing troops in 2018. He has been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Office of the Special Prosecutor for Kosovo has announced the indictment of the current president of the country for war crimes and crimes against humanity between 1998 and 2000. It is a dramatic blow that shakes Kosovo and all the Balkans.

Kosovo ’ s president rejected international prosecutors’ accusations that he engaged in war crimes in the conflict with Serbia more than 20 years ago, but said he’d step down if the charges are confirmed . The 10-count indictment against President Hashim Thaci from the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has been accused of war crimes by a special international prosecutor in The Hague . "The Indictment is only an accusation. It is the result of a lengthy investigation and reflects the SPO' s determination that it can prove all of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt," it said.

Der kosovarische Präsident Hashim Thaci hat seinen sofortigen Rücktritt für den Fall angekündigt, dass das Haager Sondergericht zum Kosovo-Krieg die Anklageerhebung gegen ihn zulassen sollte. © ALEXANDER KLEIN The Kosovar President Hashim Thaci has announced his immediate resignation in the event that the Hague Special Court on the Kosovo War should allow the indictment against him.

Kosovar President Hashim Thaci has announced his immediate resignation in the event that the Hague Special Court for Kosovo should allow him to be indicted. If the tribunal for suspecting war crimes during the Kosovo war confirmed the indictment, he would "immediately resign" and face the allegations, Thaci said in a speech on Monday. He did not want to deal with the judiciary as head of state.

Thaci rejected the allegations made against him in The Hague. He may have made "political mistakes" but never committed war crimes, he said. Prosecutors at the Special Court announced a ten-point charge against Thaci last week. She accuses him of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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 How to relaunch the dialogue after the cancellation of the Serbia-Kosovo summit? © Olivier Matthys / Pool via REUTERS The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, met this Friday 26 June with the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels. After the coup of the indictment of Hashim Thaçi, the president of Kosovo, the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, scheduled for Saturday in the White House, was postponed following the indictment of Kosovar President Hashim Thaci .

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said Monday he would "immediately resign " if a special court in The Hague confirms war crimes charges levied against him last week over his role in Kosovo ' s 1990s war. The charges, which include murder, enforced disappearances, persecution and torture, were filed by

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci on Monday rejected an indictment for war crimes and crimes The Specialist Chamber was set up in The Hague in 2015 to handle cases of alleged crimes by Kosovo “ If the accusation is confirmed , I will immediately resign as your president and face the accusations.”

Thaci, who was formerly the commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), is accused of murder and torture, among other things. According to the indictment, he and other alleged perpetrators are said to be responsible for almost a hundred murders. However, the special tribunal still has to decide whether to allow the indictment. It can take months to make this decision.

The special tribunal set up in The Hague in 2015 deals specifically with crimes allegedly committed by members of the KLA during the war. The court had begun questioning in January 2019.

During the Kosovo War from 1998 to 1999, more than 13,000 people had been killed. In 2008 Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. However, the government in Belgrade still regards it as a Serbian province.

Most EU countries and the United States recognize Kosovo's independence. Serbia's allies China and Russia, on the other hand, are blocking the admission of Kosovo to the UN with their veto right.

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