Albulena Haxhiu

Suspended sentences for tear-gassing Kosovo Assembly members

They received between 14 and 18 months in jail for repeatedly releasing tear gas in the Assembly hall, but will not go to jail unless they re-offend over the next two years.

Albin Kurti, Albulena Haxhiu, Donika Kadaj-Bujupi and Faton Topali were found guilty and sentenced to 18, 15, 18, and 14 months respectively.

Albin Kurti arrested

Albin Kurti, a member of the Kosovo Assembly from the opposition Self-Determination, has been arrested.

The arrest took place in front of the Assembly, Tanjug is reporting on Friday, citing RTK2.

Two other Self-Determination members of the Assembly, Albulena Haxhiu and Donika Kadaj-Bujupi, have also been arrested.

Opposition member of Kosovo Assembly arrested/VIDEO

The arrest took place in front of the Assembly, Tanjug is reporting on Friday, citing RTK2.

Two other Self-Determination members of the Assembly, Albulena Haxhiu and Donika Kadaj-Bujupi, have also been arrested.

The Kosovo police announced on Wednesday they were looking for Kurti, after the Basic Court in Pristina issued a warrant for his arrest, local media reported.

Kosovo Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Albin Kurti

A court in Kosovo has issued an arrest warrant for MP Albin Kurti, one of four MPs from Vetevendosje accused of letting off teargas in parliament last year, after he failed to show up for his trial in the capital Pristina.

A judge told the hearing that he would issue the warrant for Kurti's detention to secure his presence in court.