Prosecution Office for KLA war crimes not seeking Haradinaj’s extradition

Ramus Haradinaj - Photo: RTS

BELGRADE – The Specialist Prosecution Office for Kosovo war crimes committed has neither issued, nor requested a warrant for the arrest or extradition of Ramush Haradinaj.

This is what the head of the office, David Schwendiman, has told Belgrade-based newspaper Vecernje Novosti.

“Haradinaj was arrested by French authorities based on a Serbian warrant, which it issued independently. That has not been done at my request,” he said.

Schwendiman added that he did not wish to comment on current investigations, nor on who the potential suspects are that could be indicted – nor when the indictments might be raised.

“We’re not there yet,” he said, according to the daily.

Earlier this week, Germany’s Deutsche Welle published a report citing speculation that France might extradite Haradinaj to The Hague-seated special court (“Kosovo Specialist Chambers”) set up to prosecute KLA crimes, rather than to Serbia.

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