Kosovo tribunal sentences former KLA commander to 26 years in prison


A former commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army was found guilty Friday of arbitrarily detaining and torturing prisoners perceived as supporters of Serbia and murdering one of them during a late 1990s, APA reports citing AP Agency.

It was the first war crimes conviction by a special court that was established in the Netherlands to investigate crimes from the conflict.

The commander, Salih Mustafa, was sentenced to 26 years’ imprisonment for the crimes committed at a KLA compound in Zllash, Kosovo, in April 1999. He was acquitted of one charge of mistreating detainees. He had pleaded not guilty to all charges.


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