From: Exit Staff
Kosovo Specialist Chambers Rejects Claims of Two Defendants

The Specialist Chambers in The Hague has rejected the proposals of KLA veterans leaders Hysni Gucati and Nasim Haradinaj.

Gucati and Haradinaj’s defense submitted their proposals, claiming that there were shortcomings in the indictment against the former leaders. They said they “do not recognize the jurisdiction of the Specialized Chambers in The Hague”.

Pre-trial judge Nicolas Guillou dismissed the motions of Gucati and Haradinaj.

Through a notification, the Specialist Chambers state that “the pre-trial judge finds that the confirmed indictment determines with sufficient clarity and specificity the facts that support the accusations and crimes”.

The announcement says that based on these circumstances, the proposals of Gucati and Haradinaj were rejected.

Gucati and Haradinaj are charged with “obstruction of justice” and “unauthorized disclosure of protected information”, including the identifying details of potential witnesses.

During the period April-September 2020, Gucati and Haradinaj are accused of making accusatory statements about witnesses cooperating with the Special Prosecutor’s Office and other persons, calling them ‘liars, collaborators, and traitors’.