Raids by The Hague- based Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) are taking place on Friday at the facilities of the Kosovo Democratic Party whose leader, Kadri Veseli was arrested yesterday over war crimes charges, local media report.
EULEX Police officers went also at the house of the former president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci who resigned and was transferred to The Hague on Thursday after the indictment on war crimes against him, was confirmed.
Kosovo media also reported that police was seen at Veseli’s house also.
“The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) is conducting ongoing operations in Kosovo. The operations of the SPO are being supported by the Kosovo Police and the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX),” a statement issued from the KSC on Friday says.
Hashim Thaci who served as the political leader of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the war, ex- KLA political spokesperson Jakup Krasniqi, ex- KLA commander Rexhep Selimi and one of the founders Kadri Veseli are now in detention facilities of the KSC in The Hague waiting to face charges on war crimes.
Two days ago EULEX special units raided Krasniqi’s house for around nine hours.
The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) charged the KLA senior figures with murder, enforced disappearance of persons, persecution, and torture against hundreds of Kosovo Albanians, Serbs, Roma, and other ethnicities.