Kosovo Citizen Arrested for Usury After BIRN Contacted Prosecutors

Kosovo police have arrested a man named as Driton Podrimqaku after a citizen from the western Kosovo town of Peja/ Pec reported to BIRN about being the victim of usury - defined in Kosovo law as taking advantage of a person's economic circumstances to extract disproportionate services or rates of interest on loans.

Kosovo Court Reopens Sensitive Murder Trial Following BIRN Findings

The Basic Court at Peje/Pec in Kosovo has ordered the reopening of the trial for the murder of a 29-year-old following a series of dramatic developments in recent days that caught public attention.

"The main trial is reopened," Presiding Judge Violeta Husaj Rugova declared on Friday, explaining that further completion of "the criminal proceedings" was now necessary.

Kosovo Unveils Statue to First Olympic Gold Medalist Kelmendi

Kosovo Olympic gold medalist Majlinda Kelmendi on Friday attended the unveiling of a bronze statue of herself in judo kit in her hometown of Peje, about 50 miles west of the capital Pristina.

The 30-year-old judoka made history in the Rio 2016 Olympics when she became the first athlete from Kosovo to bring home a gold in the country's first-ever Olympic participation.

Kosovo Mother Testifies About Daughter’s Capture in Serbian Attack

Hajrije and Faton Demaku, two ethnic Albanian civilians from the village of Zahac/Zahaq in Kosovo, told Belgrade Higher Court on Thursday how Esma Demaku was taken away by two men after members of Serbian forces made them leave their houses during an attack in May 1999.