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Verdict in attempted blackmail case

09 December 2014

Yesterday  on 08 December 2014 a mixed panel of local and international judges of the Basic Court of Pristina acquitted H. S and - by majority verdict - convicted Sh.B  and A. M of the offence of attempted blackmail committed in co-perpetration, in violation of Article 268, paragraph 2 of the Provisional Criminal Code of Kosovo in conjunction with Articles 23 and 20 of the Provisional Criminal Code of Kosovo.  For the defendant Sh.B , a suspended sentence of 1 year and 6 months imprisonment with a verification period of 2 years was imposed; and for the defendant A. M, a suspended sentence of 6 months imprisonment, with a verification period of 1 year was imposed.  The offence was committed in Kosovo in January of 2012.

The case was prosecuted ex-officio by a prosecutor from the Office of the Special Prosecutor of Kosovo (SPRK)
The parties were notified of their right to file an appeal within 15 days of the judgment.