Specialist Prosecutor's Office
The court in Prizren on Wednesday sentenced Remzi Shala, a former Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA unit commander known during wartime as 'The Red Apple', to 14 years in prison for committing a war crime.
Shala was convicted of the kidnapping of Haxhi Perteshi from Duhel, a village in the Suhareka/Suva Reka area in 1998. Days after he was seized, Perteshi was found dead.
A KLA veteran protesting against the new Kosovo war tribunal. Photo: BIRN/Atdhe Mulla.
"I was invited as someone accused of criminal offenses, but they did not mention which cases," Tara said.
He said he was invited for questioning on March 5, 6, and 7, and that he would tell the prosecutors that the KLA fought a defensive war.
Blerim Kuci. Photo: BIRN.
"Today I received the invitation letter and the order to appear before the high prosecutor of the Specialist Prosecutor's Office in The Hague, on March 12, 2019," Kuci wrote in a statement sent to local media on Thursday.
He added that he will "fulfil the obligation and will respond to this order".
According to this, Smith had "a series of meetings with international and Kosovo officials."
"In the course of his visit, he is meeting, among others, with the heads of international organizations, representatives of EU member states and Kosovo Justice Minister Abelard Tahiri, as well as senior officials in the Justice Ministry," Smith's office said.