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Man sentenced to 22 years for killing his wife

12 October 2012

A panel of EULEX judges at the District Court of Mitrovica found Fehmi Tahiri (Hoti) guilty of the criminal offence of aggravated murder and sentenced him to a long term imprisonment of 22 years.

Tahiri (Hoti) was accused of depriving his pregnant wife, Saime Canaj, of her life in November 2010 in the village of Buroja, Municipality of Skenderaj/Srbica. The panel found that the defendant assaulted and killed his pregnant wife out of jealousy.

The case was prosecuted by a EULEX district prosecutor.