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Kosovo president rejects war crimes indictment as 'attempt to rewrite history'
  Saturday 27 June, 2020
Kosovo president rejects war crimes indictment as \'attempt to rewrite history\'

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci has rejected a war crimes indictment he is facing, calling it an attempt to rewrite his country's history.

In his first comments since the move by prosecutors at a court in The Hague, Mr Thaci said he would address the issue in more detail in a speech on Sunday.

The charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity relate to the conflict between Kosovo and Serbia in the 1990s.

Mr Thaci has denied any wrongdoing.

A special international prosecutor in The Hague says Mr Thaci and others "are criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders", torture and enforced disappearances.

The charges stem from Mr Thaci's time as one of the leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) which rebelled against Belgrade when Kosovo was a province of Serbia.

Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority view the KLA as heroes.

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In a statement on Facebook on Friday, Mr Thaci said he had landed in the Albanian capital, Tirana, and would soon be heading back to Kosovo where he would address the country on Sunday.

"Nobody can rewrite the history of Kosovo!" he said. "I remain full of hope that the coming days will be the best for Kosovo and Albania."

Meanwhile, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic described the indictment at the EU-backed court as "good news".

However, he urged "restraint" amid concerns that the move could raise tensions with Kosovo's ethnic Serb minority.

In its announcement, the Special Prosecutor's Office (SPO) said that, on 24 April, it had filed a 10-count indictment with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) "for the court's consideration". It has not released details about the alleged war crimes.

Source; https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53201476

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