The Special Prosecutors Office for Kosovo based in The Hague wrote the 10-point charges against President Hashim Thaci and Kadri Veseli, former Parliament speaker, and sent it to the Specialised Chambers of Kosovo for confirmation.
Thaci, Veseli and other individuals are indicted of several crimes against humanity, war crimes, including killings, forcible displacement, persecution and torture.
They are suspected of criminal responsibility for some 100 murders.
“The victims of the indicted include some 100 people whose identity is known and among whom are Kosovo Albanians, Serbs, Roma and of other nationalities, as well as political foes. The indictment resulted from long-lasting investigations and reflected the prosecutors’ confidence in the ability to prove all accusations”, the Prosecutors’ Office said in a statement.
The pre-trial judge of the Specialized Court of Kosovo is currently looking into the indictment to rule whether to confirm it.
The prosecutor thought it necessary to publish that the indictment was written due to Thaci’s and Veseli’s continued attempts to obstruct and undermine the work of the Kosovo Specialized Court.
He added that Thaci and Veseli, conducted a secret campaign to annul the law on which the Specialized Court was founded and obstructed the court’s work in other ways.
“With such acts, Thaci and Veseli showed they saw their interests as more important than the victims of their crimes, the rule of law and Kosovo’s entire population”, the statement said.
Thaci is due in Washington for the meeting at the White House with Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic on June 27 to discuss the resumption of the Belgarde – Pristina dialogue on the normalization of relations as invited by the US President Donald Trump’s special envoy for the negotiations Richard Grenell. In last news, it seems Tachi wouldn’t go to Washington and Alexander Vucic is hesitating to lead the Serbian delegation.