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Guilty verdict in Prizren

13 March 2014

A mixed panel of local and international judges at Prizren Basic Court found guilty all six defendants in the so-called "Prizren mayor" case for committing the criminal offences of Abusing Official position or authority in four occasions, respectively. All defendants received suspended sentences.

Ramadan Muja is sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment with execution being suspended for 3 years of verification period if the defendant does not commit another criminal offence, and an alternative punishment of prohibition of exercising public administration or public service functions for 30 months.

Sadik Pacarizi is sentenced to the punishment of 8 months of imprisonment with execution being suspended for 2 years of verification period if the defendant does not commit another criminal offence, and an alternative punishment of prohibition of exercising public administration or public service functions for 12 months.

Avni Ademaj is sentenced to 5 months of imprisonment with execution being suspended for 18 months of verification period if the defendant does not commit another criminal offence during the verification period.

Kadri Ukimeri is sentenced to the punishment of 8 months of imprisonment with execution being suspended for 20 months of verification period if the defendant does not commit another criminal offence.

Abdullah Tejeci is sentenced to the punishment of one month of imprisonment with execution being suspended for one year of verification period if the defendant does not commit another criminal offence.

Minir Krasniqi is sentenced to the punishment of 1 year and 6 months of imprisonment with execution being suspended for 2 years of verification period if the defendant does not commit another criminal offence, and an alternative punishment of prohibition of exercising public administration or public service functions for period of 18 months.

The case was prosecuted by an international prosecutor from the Mobile Team.

All parties have the right to appeal.