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Llapi group found guilty of war crimes

7 June 2013

A mixed panel of EULEX and Kosovo judges found all three defendants of the so called 'Llapi group', guilty of war crimes against the civilian population. The three defendants in this case stood accused of having ordered and participated in the beating and torture of Kosovo Albanian civilians who were illegally detained in the detention centre Llapashtica in 1998/1999.

The panel of judges, taking into consideration the separate punishment that was issued to the defendants before by the District Court of Pristina in October 2009 and upheld by the Supreme Court of Kosovo in January 2011, decided on the following aggregate sentences:

  • Latif Gashi, 6 years imprisonment
  • Nazif Mehmeti, 3 years imprisonment
  • Rrustem Mustafa, 4 years imprisonment

The case was prosecuted by a special prosecutor from Kosovo's Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).

 

 

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