Hague war crimes court to indict Kosovo PM - Le Monde

[JURIST] French newspaper Le Monde reported Monday that the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] at The Hague is about to indict Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj [Assembly of Kosovo biodata, in English; Economist profile] and issue a warrant for his arrest. No formal announcement has yet been made, but the newspaper quotes court sources as saying that the court had confirmed accusations [pro-Serb website report] made against the Albanian politician in connect with his conduct as a senior Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) [Wikipedia profile] commander during the 1999 guerilla campaign against Serb forces in the former Yugoslav province, now under UN administration. UN officials in Kosovo have said they are unaware of any indictment, which would likely set off a political firestorm given Haradinaj's popularity. An indictment against Haradinaj would be the court's first against a serving head of government; Haradinaj, who has already been questioned by ICTY investigators, has said that he would report to the court if charged. Le Monde has more in French; Reuters has more in English.



 

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