Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Tasim Ali Osaj turns himself over to police

Dailies report that the main suspect for killing of Enver Haradinaj, Tasim Ali Osaj, handed himself over to police in Peja on Monday morning, and is now being questioned.

Koha Ditore writes that the spokesperson of regional police in Peja, Zeqir Kelmendi has confirmed that a person did surrender to the police but did not reveal the identity. However, some papers claim the person under police custody is Tasim Osaj.

Enver Haradinaj, the brother of former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, was killed on 15 April 2005. Koha also writes that the wanted person in relation to Haradinaj’s killing is one of the four brothers belonging to an armed Kosovo Albanian group ‘FARK’ who were kidnapped after the conflict. Daut Haradinaj [Enver’s brother] and four others known as ‘Dukagjin Group’ are currently serving time in prison for the kidnapping.

Lulzim Osaj said his brother Tasim was not responsible for the murder of Enver Haradinaj and that his family bore no grudges toward Haradinaj family in relation to the murder of their eldest brother, Rexhë Osaj, six years ago.

‘If Tasim had committed the murder, he could have fled to Albania or someplace else,’ Lulzim further stated.

Zëri and Lajm also cover the story.


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Ferick said...

I am curious to know more about this guy and his family. Any info would help. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Stupid gang violence.

Anonymous said...

Murderes go to prison...and that aint a nice place I hear...things like this bring anger :( and saddness.

Chris Blaku said...

It's really not as big a deal as the media makes it.

People kill other people day to day, and the fact that the Haradinaj family may have been involved is overblown by those that seek to destabilize the image of Kosovars.