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Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj, Lahi Brahimaj

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THE HAGUE | 29.11.2012.

HARADINAJ AND BALAJ ACQUITTED AGAIN, NO NEW SENTENCE FOR BRAHIMAJ

Former KLA commanders Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj were acquitted of the crimes against Albanian, Roma and Serb civilians in the Jablanica prison camp. The judges found that some KLA crimes had been proven, but the existence of a joint criminal enterprise remained unproven
THE HAGUE | 28.11.2012.

SERBIAN PROSECUTOR’S ALLEGATIONS ‘SURPRISE’ OTP IN THE HAGUE

The OTP once again denied Vladimir Vukcevic’s allegations about the witnesses in the case against Haradinaj, Balaj and Brahimaj being killed. The OTP recalled that the Serbian war crimes prosecutor had already made similar claims, only to issue a full denial soon afterwards
THE HAGUE | 09.11.2012.

HARADINAJ, BALAJ AND BRAHIMAJ WILL HEAR NEW JUDGMENT ON 29 NOVEMBER 2012

On Thursday, 29 November 2012, Judge Moloto’s Trial Chamber will render the second judgment in the case against the former KLA commanders who were tried for crimes against Albanians, Serbs and Roma in the Jablanica prison camp in 1998
THE HAGUE | 04.07.2012.

PROTECTED WITNESS FROM ‘REMOTE LOCATION’ ACCUSES KLA COMMANDERS

Transcript of the evidence of protected witness who testified under the pseudonym 80 has been made public more than two months after he testified. In his evidence, he accused Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj of taking an active part in the beating, maiming and killing of prisoners in the Jablanica prison in the spring of 1998. Witness 80 also said that Ramush Haradinaj ‘must have known’ about what was going on in there. The defense lawyers contested the witness’s credibility, labeling him a ‘liar, fraud and smuggler’
THE HAGUE | 27.06.2012.

BALAJ CALLS FOR ACQUITTAL, BRAHIMAJ WANTS TO STUDY LAW

Closing arguments are over at the trial of Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj. The prosecution contends there is enough evidence to sentence all three to at least 20 years in prison, the defense counters that the prosecution’s case is based on ‘unreliable and false’ evidence of witnesses who are all ‘liars’ and ‘arch-spies’
THE HAGUE | 26.06.2012.

DEFENSE: ‘HARADINAJ WASN’T A REAL COMMANDER’

Ramush Haradinaj’s defense counsel argues that Haradinaj was innocent, invoking the testimony of witnesses who testified that Haradinaj didn’t really have command powers and wasn’t responsible for crimes. Haradinaj’s defense also quoted former representatives of the international administration in Kosovo who all spoke of Haradinaj as a ‘friend’, a ‘man of vision’ and ‘true fighter for human rights’
THE HAGUE | 25.06.2012.

PROSECUTION WANTS 20 YEARS FOR HARADINAJ, DEFENSE CALLS FOR ACQUITTAL

The prosecution claims it has proven beyond reasonable doubt the responsibility of the three former members of the KLA for the crimes against prisoners in the KLA prison camp in Jablanica, calling for ‘at least 20 years in prison’ for them. Ramush Haradinaj’s defense counsel dismissed those arguments, and claimed the prosecution ‘did a sloppy job’ by using ‘sleazy witnesses’ planted by the Serbian State Security Service
THE HAGUE | 02.05.2012.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS SLATED FOR LATE JUNE AT KLA COMMANDERS TRIAL

According to the decision of the Trial Chamber in the re-trial of the former Kosovo Liberation Army commanders, the parties will present their closing arguments on 25 and 26 June 2012
THE HAGUE | 01.05.2012.

HARADINAJ AND OTHERS WILL NOT CALL EVIDENCE IN THEIR DEFENSE

The defense teams of the three former Kosovo Liberation Army commanders, Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj, has announced that they will not present their cases. The defense lawyers have indicated they will not call for the acquittal of their clients after the prosecution has rested its case, in line with rule 98 bis
THE HAGUE | 24.04.2012.

PROSECUTION RESTS ITS CASE AT HARADINAJ TRIAL

The prosecution has rested its case at the trial of former KLA commanders Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj. A status conference has been scheduled for 2 May 2012

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