Text of report by German news agency ddp
Wiesbaden: Special investigators of the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA) have caught in Hesse a long-sought war criminal from Kosovo. Arrested on Monday [8 May] evening in Seeheim-Jugenheim (Darmstadt-Dieburg district), the man is a presumed ringleader of the underground army UCK [Kosovo Liberation Army], who has been internationally sought for genocide, the BKA announced in Wiesbaden on Wednesday.
Between June and October 1998, the 38-year-old, together with other accomplices, is said to have abducted many people to a prison camp in Kosovo and to have mistreated or even killed them. Today there is not a trace of the victims, kidnapped from their homes and work places.
The UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) meanwhile has requested the extradition of the 38-year-old. It is the first time that UNMIK has sent such a request to German authorities, the Frankfurt attorney-general's office stated. It has not yet bee established when the 38-year-old will be extradited. At this time, the man is still being interrogated. The 38-year-old, who is a citizen of Serbia and Montenegro, offered no resistance when arrested.
Source: ddp news agency, Berlin, in German 1334 gmt 10 May 06