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Verdict on an armed attack

15 July 2011

A panel of EULEX judges at the District Court of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica found Shani Koca guilty of grievous bodily harm and unauthorized ownership, control, possession and/or use of weapons. The court sentenced him to an aggregate punishment of seven (7) years in prison.

It was proven that the defendant, a former member of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), on 17 September 2010 shot at least five times at the injured party Bekim Osmani, Commander of the 3rd battalion of the KSF, causing him serious injuries.

The judgment was announced on 13 July 2011. An appeal against the verdict was announced by the defence counsel.

The enacting clause of the verdict can be found at the following link: here