Kosovo war crimes suspect held in Belgium

2021-03-17 00:06:09

Kosovo war crimes suspect Pjeter Shala has been arrested in Belgium, the Hague-based Kosovo tribunal says.

The Kosovo war crimes court said in a statement that Shala would be detained in Belgium pending his transfer to The Hague but it gave no details on the charges against him.

According to Kosovo media reports, Shala is a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army and is also known as “the Wolf”.

He was also investigated as a potential suspect by the now closed UN-established Yugoslav war crimes court but never charged.

The Kosovo tribunal was set up abroad in 2015 to handle cases relating to alleged atrocities by KLA fighters during and after the revolt against Serbian rule in 1998-99.

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Source by [earlynews24.com]