EU court jails Kosovo ex-guerilla for war crimes

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A panel of in­ter­na­tional judges sen­tenced a for­mer mem­ber of Kosovo’s eth­nic Al­ba­nian guerilla group to eight years in prison for war crimes com­mit­ted dur­ing the 1998-99 con­flict. The court panel “found the ac­cused Xhemshit Kras­niqi guilty of com­mit­ting the crim­i­nal of­fence of war crimes against the civil­ian pop­u­la­tion”, the EU rule of law mis­sion (EULEX) said in the state­ment on Aug 8. Mr Kras­niqi was a mem­ber of the Kosovo Lib­er­a­tion Army (KLA) that fought se­cu­rity forces loyal to the then-Ser­bian strong­man Slo­bo­dan Milo­se­vic.

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