HLC Kosovo: Oliver Ivanović has been sentenced to nine years of imprisonment for a war crime against civilian population

HLC Kosovo: Oliver Ivanović has been sentenced to nine years of imprisonment for a war crime against civilian population

fdh_kosovo_logoFollowing a thirteen-month trial in the case the Prosecutor against Oliver Ivanović et aila,[1] the international panel of the Basic Court of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica (presided by Judge Roxana Comsa[2]) announced the judgment on 21 January 2016 finding the accused Oliver Ivanović guilty of the criminal offense of War Crimes Against Civilian Population and sentenced him to imprisonment of nine (9) years. In her brief reasoning that was on this occasion announced to the parties to the proceedings, Judge Comsa said that the Court found that Ivanović was responsible for the crime committed on 14 April 1999 in Mitrovicë/Mitrovica, in Miladin Popović Street (nowadays Ahmet Selaci Street), as well as in Put za Bajr (The Road to Bajr). As a result of the actions of Serbian paramilitary police forces, on that occasion, the following Albanians were killed: Fatmir Mustafa, Skender Paqarada, Avni Abazi and Mehmet Seferi.

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Kosovo Albanians Kabashi and Bytyqi Acquitted of Charges for War Crime in Opterusha

The District Court in Prizren mixed trial panel presided by international Judge Mariola Pasnik[1], rendered a judgment on February 1st, 2013, acquitting the accused Ejup Kabashi and Sokol Bytyqi of charges for the commission of a war crime against civilian population from Article 142 in relation to Article 22 of the Criminal Code of Yugoslavia (the criminal offence which is also incriminated by the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kosovo in Article 152 in relation to Article 31).


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The Supreme Court of Kosovo Sentences Former KLA Member Idriz Gashi to 14 Years in Prison for the Commitment of a War Crime

On November 25, 2010, the mixed Trial Chamber of the Supreme Court of Kosovo, presided by Justice Martti Harsia, upheld the judgment of the District Court of Peć/Pejë handed down on November 19, 2009 sentencing the accused Idriz Gashi to 14 years in prison for the war crime committed against a civilian.


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The District Court of Peć/Pejë Sentences Former Member of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia and Member of the Kosovo Police Force for War Crimes Charges

On November 9, 2010 the mixed Trial Chamber of the District Court of Peć/Pejë, Kosovo, presided by Justice Ingo Risch, sentenced former member of the reserve force of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia (MUP Serbia) Vukmir Cvetković to seven years in prison for committing a war crime against civilian populations, as stipulated in Article 142 of the Criminal Code of Yugoslavia, and as an accomplice to committing such a crime, with respect to Article 22 of the Criminal Code of Yugoslavia.


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First Sentences for Perjury in War Crimes Trials Rendered in Kosovo

On September 16, 2010 the Municipal Court in Peć/Pejë convicted Bekim, Engjell, and Prenk Luli of acts of perjury and sentenced them to suspended jail sentences of five months. In a separate trial, the court convicted Gjerg Luli and Kole Krasniqi of the same crimes. Kole Krasniqi is the only one whose jail sentence was not suspended and must be serevd.


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Bedri Krasniqi Convicted to 27 Years in Prison for Murder of Kosovo Police Officers

A mixed trial chamber of the Kosovo Supreme Court, presided by international judge Gerrit-Marc Sprenger, confirmed on January 1st 2010 the first instance judgement rendered by the Peć/Pejë District Court and sentenced Bedri Krasniqi to 27 years of imprisonment for the murder of two and attempted murder of one member of the Kosovo Police Service.


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