Monday, November 28, 2005

Kosovo protesters demand ex-KLA commander's release from Hague custody

Pristina, 28 November: Around 1,000 former members of the OVK [or KLA - Kosovo Liberation Army, UCK in Albanian] protested today in the centre of [the capital city of] Pristina, demanding that the Hague tribunal release from custody [ex-]KLA rebel commander Fatmir Limaj.

Following a peaceful protest march through the centre of Pristina, ex-members of the KLA gathered outside the Philology Faculty to read a letter addressed to the international community and the Hague tribunal, in which they demand Limaj's release.

The protest march passed without incidents. A strong international police force secured all entrances to UNMIK [UN Interim Administration in Kosovo] institutions and the building of the Kosovo Assembly, which also houses the government seat.

The Hague tribunal has saccused Limaj, together with Isak Musliu and Haradin Bala, of war crimes in the Lapusnik prison camp in Kosovo.

Source: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1224 gmt 28 Nov 05

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