BREAKING: Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, Charged With War Crimes In The Hague
Jun. 25, 2020
Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaci, has been charged with 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the country’s 1990s conflict.
Togther with nine others, the President was accused of being responsible for nearly 100 murders,” the Kosovo Specialist Chambers said in a statement, saying the charges were laid in April, and publicly unveiled on Wednesday.
Mr Thaci and one of the accused, Kosovo politician Kadri Veseli were also accused of seeking to "obstruct and undermine" the SPO's work "in an attempt to ensure that they do not face justice".
Denying the allegation, Hashim said that the indictment had not yet been proven and also notes that the pre-trial judge had not yet made a ruling on confirming the charges.
The announcement was made while Thaci was en route to Washington DC ahead of a White House meeting with Serbia’s president set for Saturday and brokered by Richard Grenell, Donald Trump’s Balkan peace envoy.
President Trump hoped to broker a deal between the two countries, which have not normalised relations since Kosovo broke away from Serbia following a Nato bombing campaign.
Mr Thaci has been in power in Kosovo since the end of the war - most recently as president of Kosovo. The independence war in 1998-1999 cost more than 10,000 lives and only ended after a Nato air campaign. Kosovo declared its independence in 2008, a development Serbia is yet to recognize.
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