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Verdict in Abusing Official Position case

08 April 2014

Today a mixed panel of local and international judges of the Basic Court of Peja/Peć convicted Isa Salihi of the offence of taking advantage of his office or official authority to assist former judge Kole Puka issuing unlawful judicial decisions and to thereby acquire a benefit for himself or another, contrary to Article 422, paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Kosovo, and Article 432 in conjunction with Article 33 of the Criminal Code of Kosovo and sentenced him to a term of imprisonment of two and a half years, and to an accessory punishment of prohibition from holding public office for a period of two years from his release from custody. The offences were committed in the territory of Kosovo in 2008.

The case was prosecuted ex-officio by a prosecutor from the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).

The parties have the right to appeal.