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Detention on remand extended

06 March 2014

An international judge at the Basic Court of Prishtinë/ Priština yesterday extended detention on remand for the period of three month in respect of three defendants charged in relation to the alleged unlawful procurement of Schengen visas from the Italian embassy in Kosovo. One of the defendants, Ukë Rugova is a member of the Assembly of Kosovo. House detention was also extended in respect of a further seven defendants. All of the defendants are charged with the offence of Organized Crime related to the offences of Abuse of Official Position, Trading in Influence and Fraud.

The case is prosecuted by an international prosecutor from the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo.

All parties have the right to appeal.