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Six years of imprisonment for kidnapping

09 November 2012

A panel of one EULEX judge and two local judges at the District Court of Pristina sentenced Arben Sfishta to six year of imprisonment for the criminal offence of kidnapping in co-perpetration.

The panel found Sfishta guilty for kidnapping Denis Shala in Pristina in December 2005. The defendant released Shala after the victim’s father, Gani Shala, paid a ransom of 230 thousand Euros on a dirt road near Bradash village.

Arben Sfishta was a co-defendant with other persons during a trial conducted in 2009; however during the trial he fled jurisdiction. He was caught and arrested by the police in April 2012 and then brought before the judge, who imposed detention on remand against him.

The case was prosecuted by a local SPRK prosecutor.