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Verdict in war crimes case

23 November 2011

Today a mixed panel composed of two EULEX Judges and one Kosovo judge at the Prishtinë/Priština District court found the defendant Fahredin Gashi guilty of the criminal offence of War crimes against the civilian population. He was sentenced to eighteen (18) years of imprisonment.

The court found that Fahredin Gashi in June 1999 in his capacity as a member of the Kosovo Liberation Army, and in co-perpetration with Nazim Bllaca, entered the house of Sali Gashi in Varigovc/Varigovce, in Lipjan/Lipljane Municipality and shot him dead.

The accused Hysri Rama was found guilty of the criminal offence of Providing assistance to perpetrators after the commission of criminal offences, and was given a six-month suspended prison sentence.

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