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Man sentenced for causing general danger

29 March 2012

A mixed panel of two EULEX judges and one local judge at the District Court of Peja/Pec on 29 March 2012 found the defendant Dervish Idrizaj guilty for the criminal offence of causing general danger. He was sentenced to five years of imprisonment.

The trial panel found Dervish Idrizaj guilty because he fired two shots at the victim in Decan/Decani, missing him and hitting the window and the door of a supermarket instead. Despite the large number of people in the vicinity, no one was hit either directly or by ricochet. The defendant was initially charged with attempted murder which was re-qualified as causing general danger.

The trial panel acquitted Isuf Idrizaj and Bedri Krasniqi of all the charges, since the evidence did not prove they had committed the criminal offences they were charged with.

The case was prosecuted by a EULEX prosecutor from the District of Peja/Pec.