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Mayor convicted

21 April 2011

Today, at the District Court in Pristina, a mixed panel of two EULEX judges and one local judge found the mayor of Kaqanik/Kačanik Xhabir Zharku guilty of committing the offence of extortion and unlawful possession of weapons. He was sentenced to three years of imprisonment and given a 1,500 Euro fine for the charge of unlawful possession of weapons.

Three other defendants Arsim Kolshi, Besnik Hasani and Nusret Cena were also found guilty for committing the offence of extortion. Arsim Kolshi was sentenced to three years of imprisonment and given a 1,500 Euro fine for the charge of unlawful possession of weapons. Besnik Hasani was sentenced to one year and two months imprisonment, and Nusret Cena was sentenced to one year and two months imprisonment.

The panel of judges cleared the defendants on the charge of commission of Threat.

The prosecution was represented by a EULEX prosecutor from Kosovo’s Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).