Kosovo Liberation Army
The shortest election campaign in Kosovo's history will end on Friday midnight - but experts warn that the battle for power is likely to become harsher in the final days.
Shpend Kursani, a political expert, said the campaign would likely get tougher, precisely because the outcome of the election was so uncertain.
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.
Families and supporters of three ex-KLA guerillas who went on the run have blockaded a clinic in Pristina, raising questions about the whereabouts of the fugitives.
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."
Kosovo's opposition Vetevendosje Movement has filed a complaint at the Election Appeals and Complaints Panel, EACP, accusing Thaci of misusing “public funds” in campaigning for the general elections.
General elections will be held on June 8, while the campaign will last from May 28 to June 6.
The war crimes trial of two Serbian officers has been repeatedly delayed because the defendants have not turned up and Kosovo lawyers representing the victims have been barred.