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EULEX makes arrests in war crime case

16 March 2011

Today EULEX Executive Police arrested eight individuals in the context of a war crimes investigation. Some searches were also carried out. A special unit of the Kosovo Police provided the overall security for the operation.

Another individual was arrested in a foreign country.

The arrests were ordered by a EULEX Pre-Trial Judge of the District Court of Pristina based on grounded suspicions of killings, torture and other offences against Kosovo Albanian and Serb civilians and prisoners of war in a detention centre in Kosovo in 1999.

The investigation is under the supervision of a EULEX prosecutor from the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).