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Municipal court of Prizren dismisses charges against former judge

Prishtinë/Pristina , 8 June 2011

Today, a EULEX judge at the municipal court of Prizren dismissed the charges against a former judge at the district court of Prishtinë/Pristina, Zahide Gjonaj.

The defendant was charged with abuse of official position and unlawful provision of legal assistance according to the Criminal Code of Kosovo.

After a pre-trial conference, the presiding EULEX judge, acting in the summary proceedings, determined that there was not sufficient evidence.

The prosecution was represented by a Kosovo prosecutor from the SPRK.

During the same session, the presiding judge decided to continue the proceedings against another defendant charged for falsifying documents and scheduled a main trial for 14 June.