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Twenty years imprisonment for five defendants in Medicus case

29 April 2013

A mixed panel of two EULEX judges and one local judge at the Pristina Basic Court, presided by a EULEX judge found five persons guilty in the Medicus case.

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Lutfi DERVISHI was found guilty on charges of Organised Crime, Trafficking In Persons and Co-Perpetration. The criminal charges of Grievous Bodily Harm, Fraud and Falsifying Documents were rejected as separate counts.

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He was sentenced to a punishment of eight years imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 euro. He is prohibited from exercising a professional urologist for the period of two years.

Arban DERVISHI was found guilty on charges of Trafficking in Persons and Organised Crime. He was acquitted for the charge of Grievous Bodily Harm. While the charges of fraud and falsifying documents were rejected as separate counts.

He was sentenced to seven years and three months imprisonment and a fine of 2,500 euro.

Sokol HAJDINI was found guilty on the count of Grievous Bodily Harm. He was acquitted for the charge of Organised Crime. And the count of Unlawful Exercise of Medical Activity was rejected.

He was sentenced to imprisonment of three years. He is prohibited from exercising a professional anesthesiologist for the period of one year.

Islam BYTYQI was found guilty on the charge of Grievous Bodily Harm. The charge for Unlawful Exercise of Medical Activity was rejected.

He was sentenced to imprisonment of one year. This punishment shall not be executed if the defendents do not commit another criminal offence for the period of two years.

Sulejman DULLA was found guilty on the charge of Grievous Bodily Harm. The charge of Unlawful Exercise of Medical Activity was rejected.

He was sentenced to imprisonment of one year. This punishment shall not be executed if the defendant does not commit another criminal offence for the period of two years.

Ilir RRECAJ was acquitted on the charge for Abusing Official Position or Authority. The charge for Falsifying Official Documents was rejected.

The charges against Driton JILTA for Unlawful Exercise of Medical Activity, Abusing Official Position or Authority were rejected.

This case was prosecuted by a EULEX prosecutor from Kosovo's Special Prosecution Office (SPRK). The prosecution announced an appeal.

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