The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, probing alleged crimes committed by former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during and after the war, has invited four ex-KLA senior figures to be interviewed in January 2019, defense lawyers confirmed.
Among the invited by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office are former commanders of the Drenica region Sami Lushtaku and Llapi region Rrustem Mustafa, a KLA commander of the Llapi region Nazif Mehmet and former head of the KLA war court, Sokol Dobruna who in an interview with T7 television said that he was invited to give an interview on 12 December at Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in Pristina. It remains unknown whether former KLA commanders have been invited as suspects or witnesses by the Prosecutor’s Office. Other ex-KLA members are expected to travel to The Hague in January where they will be interviewed, their defense counsel confirmed. Lushtaku’s and Mustafa’s lawyer, Arianit Koci confirmed that his clients will voluntarily travel to The Hague.