"Rule of law in Kosovo is EULEX's interest"
ZVEČAN -- Head of EULEX Bernd Borchardt has said that the EU mission in Kosovo, EULEX, "is not a political, but a rule of law mission."
The official added that he can guarantee an impartial approach in EULEX's implementation of that rule of law, adding that EULEX has no interest in taking sides, Tanjug reported.
NEW YORK - The head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Farid Zarif has called on all residents of Kosovo, particularly Serbs, to take part in the June 8 elections for the Kosovo assembly, expressing hope that, once the elections are complete, the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue will resume without delay.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - A trial before the Basic Court in north Kosovska Mitrovica of seven members of the so-called Drenica Group of the former paramilitary ethnic Albanians’ Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), who are accused of war crimes, has continued, and three fugitive members of the group showed up before the judge on Friday.
Sami Lushtaku, Ismet Haxha and Sahit Jashari surrendered to the Kosovo Police on Thursday night, two days after they went on the run from a clinic in Pristina on Tuesday after refusing to be transferred to a prison in the northern town of Mitrovica.
The defendants surrendered in the hospital surroundings, where it is believed they had been hiding since their escape.
Three ex-KLA members accused of war crimes escape
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- A judge of the Basic Court in Northern Mitrovica has been asked to issue an arrest warrant for three fugitive defendants, former members of "the Drenica Group."
International and local prosecutors in Kosovo have filed an indictment against two people over the attack on a Kosovo police convoy on July 25, 2011, which caused the officer’s death, the EU rule-of-law mission, EULEX said on Monday.
Detention sought for 14 persons in Kosovo corruption case
PRIŠTINA -- The prosecuting has asked for detention of 14 suspects in the case of Fan Pudujevo company privatization, writes the Albanian language daily Koha Ditore.
Kosovo police announced they had arrested 11 people suspected of abusing official authority and economic authorization, and of fraud, related to the privatization of a company.
Baki Kelani, police spokesperson, said the arrests concerned the privatization of Fan, a company based in Podujeva/Podujevo.
The company was sold off by the Privatization Agency of Kosovo, PAK.