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House detention ordered in Kleçkë/Klečka case

22 September 2011

After the clarification of the issue of immunity by the Constitutional Court, Fatmir Limaj appeared today for a detention hearing at the Prishtinë/Priština District Court.

At the request of the prosecutor, a EULEX pre-trial judge at the District Court of Prishtinë/Priština has ordered a month house detention and the temporary confiscation of his travel documents.

Last month, the indictment against Mr Limaj and nine other defendants in the in the Kleçkë/Klečka case was confirmed and a main trial will follow. The indictment charges the defendants with various counts of war crimes allegedly committed in 1999 at an improvised detention center located in the village of Kleçkë/Klečka.