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Five years imprisonment against Mustafi for corruption

23 May 2013

A three judge panel of the Basic Court of Peja/Pec presided over by a EULEX judge convicted four persons of abuse of official position and related offences.

The defendant Nazmi Mustafi was convicted on two counts of abusing his official position. He was also convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm. Mustafi received an aggregate sentence of five years imprisonment and a fine of ten thousand euros. He is also prohibited from holding public office for a period of three years after his release.

BIRN's "Justice in Kosovo" reporting on Nazmi Mustafi case

The defendants Reshad Zherka and Xhelal Zherka were each convicted of trading in influence and incitement to abuse official position. These offences were committed in co-perpetration. Both defendants received an aggregate sentence of four years imprisonment and fines of ten thousand euros each.

The defendant Mirela Ndoci was convicted of assistance with abusing official position. She received a prison sentence of six months imprisonment together with a fine of ten thousand euros.

The defendant Nazmi Mustafi committed the offences while employed as a Special Prosecutor with the Special Prosecution Office of the Republic of Kosovo.

The case was prosecuted by a EULEX prosecutor. All parties have the right to appeal.