Haradinaj was acquitted [JURIST report] in April, but former Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Pontes claims of witness intimidation have cast doubt on the proceedings and the judgment is now being appealed. Haradinaj was a senior commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), the ethnic-Albanian guerrilla force that opposed Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive] during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war [BBC backgrounder]. He was indicted [initial indictment, PDF] by ICTY prosecutors in 2005.
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