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Judgment in attempted murder case

13 March 2012

On 12 March 2012, a mixed panel of two EULEX judges and one local judge at the District Court of Gjilan/Gnjilane rejected the criminal charge of attempted murder against Kimete Krasniqi because the Public Prosecutor withdrew the charges.

The indictment against Kimete Krasniqi was filed in 2002, and in 2005 she was convicted in absentia at the District Court of Gjilan/Gnjilane of attempted murder and sentenced to six years of imprisonment. Following an appeal to the Supreme Court her sentence was reduced to five years. This was also appealed and this sentence was then annulled. The case was then returned for retrial at the DC Gjilan/Gnjilane, which rejected the criminal charge.

The investigation, prosecution and adjudication of serious crimes cases in Kosovo are part of the EULEX executive mandate.