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Press Release

Thirty days of custody following arrest in Gjilan/Gnjilane

27 February 2012, Pristina

Six alleged members of Serbia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) who were arrested on Saturday 25 February 2012 in Gjilan/Gnjilane, and suspected of exerting undue pressure on citizens of Partesh/Parteš not to recognize Kosovo institutions appeared on Sunday 26 February in front of a EULEX pre-trial judge. The case was transferred to Kosovo’s Special Prosecution Office (SPRK). One of the suspects has been released under the regular procedure by the special prosecutor. Following the detention hearing, the five suspects remain in custody for thirty days. EULEX will continue to closely monitor this case.