Tag: war crimes
Macedonia 12.11.20 | 18:52

Ali Ahmeti will donate to the legal defense fund for Hashim Thaci and other Kosovan war crimes suspects

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said that he will financially contribute to the legal defense fund for other members of the Kosovan UCK/KLA guerrilla force, who are now facing war crimes charges in the Hague. This includes Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and other top Kosovan officials. Ahmeti was a high profile...

Balkans 09.11.20 | 18:08

Hashim Thaci pleads not guilty

Kosovan President and former warlord Hashim Thaci pled not guilty on the war crimes charge put forward by a special tribunal in the Hague. Thaci is charged with unlawful detention and killing of almost 100 people, Serbs and other non-Albanians as well as Albanians, in the run up to and during the 1999...

Macedonia 06.11.20 | 11:31

Grubi denies reports that Ahmeti is about to be charged with war crimes

First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi, who is the chief confidant of DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti, denied reports that Ahmeti is facing war crimes charges from the special tribunal in the Hague. The reports came after Kosovo President Hashim Thaci was charged and stepped down from his office. Thaci...

Macedonia 03.09.20 | 22:06

Ahmeti refuses to comment about his war crimes interrogation

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti concluded his testimony in front of war crimes prosecutors in Pristina, and is returning to Macedonia. Speaking to the press, Ahmeti said that he can’t make any statements on what he was interrogated about. Until the process has concluded I can’t share any information...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 21:48

Ahmeti testified before war crimes prosecutors for eight hours, questioning could resume tomorrow

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti had an eight hour long interrogation session with prosecutors from the war crimes tribunal in the Hague. The questioning was held in Pristina, and it could continue tomorrow. Ahmeti did not make a comment after leaving the office of the special prosecutors. He was involved...

Macedonia 22.08.20 | 19:40

Ali Ahmeti will appear before the war crimes prosecutors in the Hague in 10 days

The DUI party confirmed that its leader Ali Ahmeti will testify before the special war crimes prosecutors in the Hague in 10 days. Ahmeti was commander of the terrorist UCK/NLA organization that began the 2001 civil war in Macedonia. He was also active in the 1999 war in Kosovo, and it’s believed...

Macedonia 30.07.20 | 12:03

Kosovo’s Ambassador to Macedonia Gjergj Dedaj was also contacted by the Hague war crimes prosecutors

The Kosovan Ambassador to Macedonia Gjergj Dedaj said that he was also contacted by the war crimes prosecutors in Hague, but is not invited as a witness. Dedaj, who was a leading political activist in Kosovo during the time of the 1999 war, said that he is willing to speak on all issues and to defend...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 22:30

Ali Ahmeti was called to testify before war crimes prosecutors in the Hague

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti informed the public that he has been summoned as a witness before the Hague special prosecutors for war crimes in Kosovo. It’s still not clear in what case will Ahmeti be interrogated, and whether it’s the same war crimes case against Kosovo President Hashim Thaci....

Balkans 24.06.20 | 17:42

Hashim Thaci charged with war crimes while heading to the White House for a summit with Aleksandar Vucic

The Hague based international court tasked with investigating war crimes perpetrated by the Albanian nationalist groups during the Kosovo war announced that it is charging President Hashim Thaci and former Parliament Speaker Kadri Veseli with war crimes. The announcement was made while Thaci was en route...

Macedonia 07.06.20 | 14:34

Citizens of Vatasha paint a slogan in response to claims by Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev

Citizens of Vatasha, near Kavadarci, responded to an interview with Bulgarian member of the European Parliament Andrey Kovatchev, who denied the World War Two crimes perpetrated by Bulgarian soldiers, by painting the slogan “Vatasha is written in blood”. Vatasha had a history of rebelling...