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NATO Beefs up Weapons in Romania, Bulgaria

Freitag, Juli 3rd, 2015
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Bordell Culture: – Kosovo Arrests Policeman For Abusing Minors

Mittwoch, Juli 1st, 2015

01 Jul 15

Kosovo Arrests Policeman For Abusing Minors

At least one member of the Kosovo Police is suspected of sexually abusing two teenage girls aged 14 and 15, in a case that is still under investigation.

Una Hajdari
BIRN

Pristina

Two underage girls are thought to have been sexually abused by members of the Kosovo police when they went missing for a week in early June, with sources close to the family fearing that those involved are trying to cover up the case.

The Kosovo Police Inspectorate has begun investigations and on June 19 arrested Sergeant Sh. S., who is currently in 30 days of detention, the daily Zeri reported.

A 14-year-old girl from Suhareka, whose name has not been published to protect her identity, was reported missing by her grandmother on June 9 after having disappeared for a week.

Police found her a week later on June 16  in a motel close to Suhareka in the company of an older male.

She told the police that she had sexual intercourse with various people, one of whom was a Sergeant in the Kosovo Police, a source from the investigative department said.

Another girl, aged 15, was reportedly abused by the same sergeant. I would wait outside while she was inside the room with Sh. S. and then she would wait outside while I was in there with him,” she said in a statement.

The spokesperson of the Inspectorate, Arber Beka, said the Police Inspectorate had arrested a second police official on june 24, suspected of concealing the crime of his colleague. …

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-police-members-suspected-of-abusing-minors

Victor Ponta: Romania: Rule of law under attack – Romanian minister quits after ‚thugs and prostitutes‘ comment

Dienstag, Juni 16th, 2015

Romania: Rule of law under attack

Corruption at the highest level has sparked a new political crisis in Romania. Peter Janku reports from Bucharest.

No sooner did the Romanian parliament reject an application from state prosecutors to investigate Prime Minister Victor Ponta on corruption charges, then all eyes were on President Klaus Iohannis and the country’s highest judges. How would they react?

Iohannis immediately criticized the highly controversial decision by the parliamentary majority as a decision against justice, and demanded that Ponta resign. Livia Stanciu, president of the high court, said the decision demonstrated that the law in her country does not apply equally to everyone.

Attack on justice?

Rumänien Misstrauensvotum Premierminister Victor Ponta Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta

Ponta’s allies in his Social Democrat party and in parliament attempted to put a different spin on the story. In a hastily convened session of the Social Democrats‘ executive committee, attended by Senate President and former Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu, the message was one of solidarity with Ponta. Following the meeting, his statement was terse. „We must protect and support the independence of the justice system, “ Ponta said. Tariceanu added that „trust in the justice system must be restored“ and suggested the formation of a parliamentary commission „to evaluate democracy.“

The problem is that the president, judges, prosecutors and opposition demand the same thing, but can have very different interpretations of terms such as justice, democracy and the rule of law. Ponta is accused of money laundering, forgery, tax evasion, and conflicts of interest. The claims are tied to his working relationship with friend and fellow lawyer Dan Sova: Ponta is said to have billed Sova’s firm for services he never rendered.

Parliament protecting Ponta

Four months ago, Ponta vowed to step down if the country’s anti-corruption authority, known as the DNA, were to target him in an investigation. Since then, he’s clearly revised his position. Now, he is proclaiming his innocence, blaming instead a „politicized justice“ that has „sole power and wants to replace both parliament and government.“

Klaus Iohannis Präsident Rumäniens 25.11.2014 Bukarest Romania President Klaus Iohannis

According to the country’s constitution, the president does not have the necessary powers to bring the prime minister, senators, and MPs to reason should they stand in the way of justice and prevent the suspension of politicians‘ immunity on the grounds of their parliamentary majority.

The National Liberal Party (PNL), the most important opposition party, also failed last Friday in its attempt to force a no confidence motion against Ponta in parliament. Ponta’s protective shield still remains intact. At the same time, the governing majority has proposed several changes to the penal code to parliament. Observers say that if the changes are approved, they would make it much more difficult for the judicial branch to pursue corrupt politicians.

Separation of powers in danger

Professor Mircea Vasilescu, editor of the weekly „Dilema Veche“ warns that the changes would make it impossible to fight corruption at the highest level. At the same time, the separation of powers in the country is in acute danger, as is freedom of the press, said Vasilescu.

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 Romanian minister quits after ‚thugs and prostitutes‘ comment

The transport minister in Victor Ponta’s government has stepped down over remarks on Romanians working abroad. The move puts additional pressure on embattled Prime Minister Ponta, who many accuse of corruption. (11.06.2015)

Romanian parliament votes against stripping PM of immunity

Corruption probe targets Romanian PM

The rule of law in Romania is just as much under threat now as it was 25 years ago following the end of the Ceausescu regime, according to historian and political scientist, Vladimir Tismaneanu. In June of 1990, the first post-Communist head of state, Ion Iliescu, appealed to thousands of miners from northern Romania to descend on Bucharest and seek revenge for anti-government riots.

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http://www.dw.de/romania-rule-of-law-under-attack/a-18521030?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

„Balkan criminals control one of biggest cartels“

Donnerstag, Juni 11th, 2015

FBI Weighs in on Balkan Organised Crime

21/11/2003

An FBI statement before a US Senate Committee in October assessed the organised crime situation in the Balkans.

By Dimitris Agrafiotis for Southeast European Times in Athens – 21/11/03

Organised crime in the Balkans has attracted the interest of the American law enforcement community and the US Senate. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) believes that crime from the Balkans, Eastern and Central Europe, and the former Soviet Union is expanding and will continue to expand.

„In the last year or two, European nations have recognised that Balkan organised crime is one of the greatest criminal threats that they face,“ Assistant Director of the FBI Criminal Investigative Division Grant D. Ashley said in an October statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

He added that European police organisations estimate that Balkan crime rings now control more than 70 per cent of the heroin market in some of the larger European nations, and are rapidly taking over human smuggling, prostitution and car theft rings across Europe.
………, Albanian organised crime has reached the United States, creating partnerships with the Gambino, Genovese, and Luchese families to facilitate specific crimes.……………….

Setimes

siehe auch FBI Bericht an den US Kongress:
FBI Press Room – Congressional Statement – 2003 – Statement of Grant
D. Ashley
November 2003 Volume
72 Number 11
United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation

http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress03/ashley103003.htm

„Balkan criminals control one of biggest cartels“

Criminals originally from Serbia and Montenegro „control the criminal underground in Australia and have connections with gangs in Colombia, Mexico, and Asia.“

Source: B92

This is reported by the Daily Telegraph, which quoted „a lengthy News Corp Australia investigation.“

According to this, one of the biggest narco-cartel in the world is led by criminals from the Balkans, immigrants from the former Yugoslavia, notorious crime figures that in the 1990s „who once controlled Kings Cross’ Golden Mile but have now formed offshore bases in Montenegro, Spain and Holland to move the drugs, guns and cash about.“

According to the paper, they left crime and Australia during the last decade and returned to the Balkans, but have now „carefully planned their return“ and operate a global criminal network.

According to the article, drugs are brought and distributed in Australia through local motorcycle gangs, while the cartel is now „activating its sleepers“ in the second and third generation of Australian criminals.

A police official said that this criminal organization was the greatest threat to Australia thanks to its firm basis, discipline and influence in local communities.

„Those families are described as being either direct relatives or from well-established and historical Mafia-like clans from the former Yugoslavian states who moved to Australia in the second migration wave from the Balkan region in the 1980s and 1990s in state-sponsored infiltration of Australia by the former regimen of Serbian Slobodan Milosevic,“ reported the paper.

The article went on to say that some of the criminals believed to have withdrawn in the 1990s returned to head the cartels from their bases in Serbia and Montenegro. According to this, „the mostly Australian nationals run group, led by former Kings Cross identity Vaso Ulic who left Australia in 2005 never to return.“

The paper said that the network brings at least six tons of drugs, cocaine and ecstasy, to Australia each year.

It added that „it has been confirmed the prosecution’s office in Montenegro has an extensive file on Ulic and other figures in the country as part of an international arrest warrant to break the cartel up,“ but that „while no extradition treaty exists with Montenegro, both police there and in Serbia have been actively working with AFP agents to establish if the source of the global crime was perpetrated locally and therefore the arrest warrants can be pursued and prosecuted locally.“

The same report said that the drugs are smuggled from South America to Europe, China, and Nigeria.

No News: Albanian Justice System Slammed as Totally Corrupt

Dienstag, Juni 9th, 2015

09 Jun 15

Albanian Justice System Slammed as Totally Corrupt

An expert panel summoned by parliament’s Commission on Justice Sector Reform has said that corruption is endemic at all levels of the justice system, from police to judges.

Aleksandra Bogdani
BIRN

Tirana

Special Parliamentary Commission on Justice Sector Reform. Photo: LSA

A Special Parliamentary Commission on Monday delivered a damning report on the courts in Albania, saying corruption is widespread at all levels.

This includes the appointment of judges in the most important courts.

The report says judges pay between €100,000 to €300,000 to the High Council of Justice, the body that nominates judges, to get their posts, or to move to better positions within the system.

It is the first time that an official report has given credibility to reports of judges paying huge bribes to move from courts in poor areas to urban centers where the economy is more developed and where the potential to collect bribes from people awaiting justice is correspondingly higher.

The High Court of Justice, headed by the country’s President, has faced criticism in the past for botched administrative investigations and for failing to punish judges accused for wrongdoings.

The report states that corruption is seen a “normal” way to deliver justice at all levels of the system, from police to prosecutors and judges.

The report states that Justice Police Officers often accept bribes to botch evidence, while prosecutors take bribes to dismiss criminal proceedings and judges take bribes to cause unnecessary delays.

The experts say the high level of corruption remains undocumented but that their conclusions are based on public perception and information collected by people with inside information.

“In any case, people involved in corrupt transactions avoid speaking over the phone. The payments are made in cash. The proceedings are often sent outside the country or are received by relatives of the judges or prosecutors,” the report notes.

The special Parliamentary Commission on Justice Sector Reform was created on 27 November 27, 2014 and is headed by the chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Laws. The Commission is expected to draft a law on reforming the system.

Based on EU recommendations, the report proposes the de-politicization of the High Council of Justice and suggests that the President should be removed from his position as head of the council, as the current constitutional system of electing the president doesn’t guarantee a politically independent president.

The report also proposes the de-politicization of the High Court. Judges in the High Court are currently elected by parliament on the basis of political nominations from the major parties.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/judges-in-albania-pays-up-to-300-000-for-their-positions-report-says

Corruption City Zagreb: Bozidar Kalmeta and Milan Bandic with the RWE Mafia

Montag, Juni 8th, 2015

EBRD – RWE Mafia: wastewater treatment: Zagreb Mayor: Milan Bandic Probed Again For Corruption

Mafia Syndikat: EBRD, EIB, IFC, Worldbank and RWE:

EBRD, RWE Super corruption in Zagreb: “Right at the beginning of Bandic’s first mandate he signed the contract for Zagreb’s EBRD-financed oversized and overpriced wastewater treatment plant public-private partnership.”

08 Jun 15
Croatian Municipal Officials Indicted for Graft

Croatia’s Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organised Crime has filed indictments against three high-ranking local officials over the past week.

Zagreb mayor Milan Bandic. Photo: Beta

The Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organised Crime, USKOK, filed its latest indictment against Bozidar Kalmeta, the mayor of the Croatian coastal town of Zadar, on Friday.

This follows the anti-fraud body’s indictments of Zagreb mayor Milan Bandic and former Sisak-Moslavina county prefect Marina Lovric Merzel on Wednesday.

Kalmeta is being probed for alleged corrupt activities while he was maritime affairs, transport and infrastructure minister between 2005 and 2010, during which he is accused of leading a group of 12 people who embezzled some four million euro.

A member of the opposition centre-right Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, Kalmeta was minister during the first mandate of now-incarcerated former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, who was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for taking a 10 million euro bribe. Kalmeta remained minister when Jadranka Kosor took over as prime minister in July 2009.

Zadar mayor Bozidar Kalmeta. Photo: Beta

Bandic meanwhile is accused of illegally aiding a conservative NGO called In the Name of Family, which allegedly cost the city of Zagreb some 40,000 euro. The NGO was behind a successful campaign for a referendum to legally define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, effectively outlawing same-sex marriages.

He was initially arrested back in October 2014 over accusations that he was involved in a range of corrupt activities in the city administration, and of embezzling some 2.6 million euro.

Merzel Lovric, who is also an MP, is accused of involvement in wrongdoing that cost the Sisak-Moslavina county budget some 1.7 million euro.

She resigned as perfect of the county in August 2014 during her five months in remand prison. She also lost her membership of governing centre-left Social Democratic Party, SDP, in July 2014.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/croatia-takes-firm-action-against-local-officials

 

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News Croatian Youth Losing Faith in Democracy, Poll Shows

Serbia Gangster and Murder Syndikat: Veselinovic

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A company controlled by the Serbian state has quietly given a multi-million-dollar road construction contract to a consortium linked to Zvonko Veselinovic that has little highway-building experience, BIRN can reveal.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Organized Crime Arrests at Country’s Leading Pharma Firm

Freitag, Juni 5th, 2015

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Organized Crime Arrests at Country’s Leading Pharma Firm

Bosnian authorities arrested seven people suspected of involvement in organized crime activities while working for, or doing business with, the country’s largest pharmaceutical company, Bosnalijek.

Albaniens Skandal

Nächste Runde: Skrapari Mafia, LSI Vertreter Pjerin Xhuvani, mit 7 Personen verhaftet, wegen Pharma Betrug

Romania on Brink as Prime Minister Urged to Quit Over Corruption Claims

Freitag, Juni 5th, 2015

 

Romania on Brink as Prime Minister Urged to Quit Over Corruption Claims

Romania’s president has urged Prime Minister Victor Ponta to resign after prosecutors named Ponta in connection with allegations of corruption.

Victor Ponta – Image from Partidul Social Democrat FlickrPonta is a suspect in a criminal investigation launched by Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directive (DNA) into offenses from forgery to money laundering, tax evasion, and conflict of interest.

The allegations relate to his time as a lawyer for the Social Democratic party in 2007 and 2008. During that period, Ponta allegedly received up to US$ 72,000 from the law firm of a friend for fictitious legal work.

The money was then used to purchase two apartments in the capital city of Bucharest, according to prosecutors.

 

Reuters reports that Ponta has firmly denied the explosive allegations. Defiant, he said in a Facebook post that he would not resign and would only be dislodged if Parliament voted for it.

Ponta currently enjoys immunity from prosecution as part of his political role – a benefit that can only be removed by a parliamentary vote. Prosecutors have lodged a request with Parliament to hold such a poll.

According to The Guardian, Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis said it was “an impossible situation for Romania”, a country currently embroiled in dicey negotiations with the European Commission and International Monetary Fund over new deals on financial aid.

Observers are concerned that the dramatic development will diminish Romania’s bargaining position in the talks and could even destabilize the country.

The Balkan country, which joined the European Union in 2007, has long been struggling with widespread corruption as Brussels keeps a close eye on its progress.

There have been some successes; the DNA under the leadership of crusading chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi reported that in 2014 corruption indictments doubled, making it their most productive year yet.

So far this year, several high-ranking officials have been forced from their jobs by DNA investigations, including Regional Development Minister and executive chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party Liviu Dragnea, Finance minister Darius Valcov, and the director of an anti-corruption agency Horia Georgescu.

Lets Give a Chance to Georg Soros Puppet Zaev, EU ‚recommends‘ Early Elections

Mittwoch, Juni 3rd, 2015

US Researcher: Western Corporate Media Attack on Macedonia Failed

Lets Give a Chance to Puppet Zaev, EU ‚recommends‘ Early Elections

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

The ruling Government can’t catch a break, wins multiple elections however due to externally manufactured crisis it is simply not allowed to have a full four year mandate. The EU commissioner „recommended“ yet another Early elections, the third in a row thus ensuring a fourth elections in only 9 years, instead of 16.
After a meeting Tuesday with Macedonian party leaders in Skopje, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said an agreement to settle the political crisis in the country was about to be concluded as the interlocutors have decided to meet again next week in Brussels to come to a final deal.
It was also agreed early parliamentary elections to be held by the end of April 2016. Although the ruling Government is pretty confident they would win the elections, why are they agreeing on yet another early elections is unknown.
“We had very intensive, very constructive negotiations with the leaders of VMRO-DPMNE Nikola Gruevski, SDSM’s Zoran Zaev, DUI’s Ali Ahmeti and DPA’s Menduh Thaci. We have once again committed to the Euro-Atlantic perspective of the country to overcome the current difficult situation in order to keep the European, Euro-Atlantic perspective alive,” Hahn told reporters.The EU Commissioner said the focus was on securing another recommendation in order Macedonia to start negotiations with the EU.
“But, before that it’s important to overcome the internal difficult situation. We have to work in your country in the spirit of cooperation, of necessary political compromise in order to have a necessary balance between the different powers, different groups of society,” Hahn stated.
He said an agreement was made on defining a kind of transitional period. “It was agreed that by the end of April next year there should be early elections and it is important to prepare the country. It’s about a sound electoral code and it’s about a revised voting list and it’s about respecting the rights of minorities.”
Hahn said it would be also important to accept all the EC recommendations regarding the independence of judiciary. “We have agreed to apply a methodology usually used when we negotiate the chapters 23 and 24… It’s about rule of law, independence of justice, freedom of the media. All of this will be applied and will help in further modernizing the country and to give the country a European perspective,” he stressed.
Commissioner Hahn said that the EU and US Ambassadors, Aivo Orav and Jess Baily respectively, also voiced support for the agreement reached at today’s talks.
“There is an international responsibility and obligation, that’s why I’m grateful that the EU and US ambassadors have supported the efforts to get an agreement today,” the EU official stated.

He said a new meeting was scheduled for next week in Brussels, which is expected to produce a final agreement to overcome the political crisis in Macedonia.

“We will see each other again next week in Brussels to have a final agreement, which allows the country to head on and to use the current crisis as an opportunity to modernize the country,” noted Hahn………………………….
http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/27510/45/

George Soros as Disaster Capitalist

George Soros is a well-known billionaire. He has recently started to take an active part in Ukrainian affairs. No, Mr. Soros does not play the role of peacekeeper, to the contrary, his activities are aimed at inciting a large-scale war against Russia…

Valentin KATASONOV | 23.06.2015

Erpressungs Monopol in Mazedonien: CIA und Georg Soros Ableger: Zoran Zaev veröffentlicht mit Hilfe der EU-US Ableger, neue abgehörte Telephonate

Vollkommen korrupt im Stile des Georg Soros ist Zoran Zaev, wie Videos bewiesen, gefüttert von den CIA Ratten, welche abgehörte Telefonate der Regierung im zur Verfügung stellen.

Welcher Medien Sturm entfacht wurde, offenbarte das übliche Georg Soros und NED Verbrecher System.

All diesen Verstrickungen widmet sich mit einer aktuellen Untersuchung auch Isabelle Lascar auf den Nachdenkseiten in dem Artikel “Transatlantische Netzwerke: Auch im Verlagswesen sind sie präsent. Und wo man hinfasst: Soros“. Lascar deckt auf, wie die Methodik der gezielten imperialen Beeinflussung der Öffentlichen Meinung auch heute noch im großen Stil organisiert wird. Dabei immer wieder im Vordergrund: Der Magnat und Politunternehmer George Soros.

Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Jailed for Wartime Crimes: Sami Lushtaku, Sylejman Selimi

Mittwoch, Mai 27th, 2015

Die Auftraggeber, für Morde, Drogen und Waffen Handel in der Iran Contra Affäre Nr. 1, sind höchste US Politiker: Deutsche Politiker machten jedes noch so schwere Verbrechen im Balkan immer aktiv mit. Salih Berisha flog umgehend 1992 zu einer Islamischen Konfernz um den Terroristen Organisaionen, mit Aiman al-Sawahiri der Saudis Grünes Licht zugeben: Gesponsert von der KAS und CDU, inklusive Volker Rühe. Die NATO suchte damals eine neue Aufgabe, einen neuen Feind, der mit der Partnerschaft mit Terroristen und Drogen Bosse, umgehend erschaffen wurde.  Der britische General Michael Rose Beschuldigt Die Nato Für Kriegsleiden In Bosnien Und Herzegowina *

November 1988. DioGuardi with President Regan, Congressman Rinaldo and National Security Adviser Poindexter in the Oval Office discussing U.S. foreign policy in Balkans. Damals wurde die CIA Operations “Roots” geboren.
aus

http://balkanblog.org/2008/07/07/

Sylejman Selimi protect by US Mafia – US Department of State and CIA.

Know About US Covert Operations In Yugoslavia?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

What Did The CIA’s George Tenet
Know About US Covert Operations In Yugoslavia?

Sylejman Selimi, Geci: The Kosovo killer swadron – Kosovo Ex-Guerrillas Charged With Murder and Torture

Dy rastet “Drenica” mbahen këtë javë

Sami Lushtaku: Kosovo Gangster – War Crime Bandit

Sabit Geci!! Verantwortlicher für die UCK Gefängnisse, Folter und Morde u.a. in den Nord Albanischen Gefängnissen von Kukes, und dies mit Einwilligung der Albanischen Regierung und des Albanischen Geheimdienstes, vor allem um Fatos Klosi und Bashkim Gazidede, dem Bin Laden Vertreter in Albanien. Bashkim Gazidede war enger Partner von Volker Rühe und anderen Geistig behinderten KAS Leuten, der Deutschen CDU.

Prominenter Kollege der Todesschwadronen und Auftrags Killer

Sylejman Selimi, ist heute NATO Partner als KSF Kommandant

Rückblick:

Auftrags Killer Sylejman Selimi und heute Kommandat der Kosovo Security Forces (KSF)?
27 May 15

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Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Jailed for Wartime Crimes

Der Super Verbrecher Clan der Lushtakos, Todesschwadronen etc.. hat seinen Sohn direkt beim Fussball Verein 1860 München untergebracht. Deutsche Politker waren gerne behilflich.
Sami Lushtaku
Sami Lushtaku, mit seiner Todesschwadron Leibgarde
und hier
Lushtaku
Im Suff: Sami Lushtaku
Zu diesem Drenica Profi Berufs Mörder Clans gehört auch Sami Lushtaku, der ja sowieso schon ziemlich prominent ist, für jede Art von Verbrechen, bis hin zur billigen Geld Erpressung der Albaner.
Heute auch als Bürgermeister unterwegs!
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Lushtaku und Hashim Thaci
Albanische Foren, schreiben über diese Kriminelle “Geci” Bande mit Hashim Thaci

Two former senior members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, Sami Lushtaku and Sylejman Selimi, were convicted of crimes against civilians during the 1998-99 conflict.

Marija Ristic, Petrit Collaku
BIRN

Mitrovica

Selimi (left) and Lushtaku in a police car outside the court.

The Basic Court in Mitrovica on Wednesday convicted Sami Lushtaku, the mayor of the Kosovo town of Skenderaj/Srbica, of murder, and Sylejman Selimi, Pristina’s former ambassador to Albania and ex-head of the Kosovo Security Force, of torturing a civilian prisoner.

Lushtaku was jailed for 12 years and Selimi for six years, after a high-profile trial that was dogged by protests against the prosecutions of the former KLA fighters and a prison escape by three of the defendants.

The court convicted Lushtaku of murdering an Albanian civilian with a gunshot to the head at an undetermined location in September 1998.

According to the judge, Lushtaku committed “a grave form of murder, performed in a brutal way” while the “victim was helpless, begging for life and had his hands tied”.

However, the judge said that this was “an isolated incident, not directly related to the conflict”.

Selimi was found guilty of torturing a civilian in an improvised KLA detention centre in the village of Likovc/Likovac in the Skenderaj/Srbica municipality in 1998 and early 1999.

“On several occasions, Sylejman Selimi came to the [protected] witness A, severely violating his body integrity, accusing him of being a Serbian spy, which can be considered as inhumane treatment and torture,” the judge said.

The judge ordered both men to be remanded in custody and ordered them to pay 1,200 euros each for court expenses.

Both Lushtaku and Selimi were members of the KLA’s wartime ‘Drenica Group’, which was the source of many of Kosovo political leaders after the war, including former Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, who is now foreign affairs minister.

In a second hearing on Wednesday, the court also sentenced Selimi to an additional eight years for beating and torturing the same civilian prisoner, this time as part of a group.

Three other former KLA ‘Drenica Group’ members, Jahir Demaku, Zeqir Demaku and Isni Thaci, were meanwhile sentenced to seven years for the torture of civilians at the detention centre.

Ex-guerrillas Agim Demaj, Bashkim Demaj, Driton Demaj, Selman Demaj, Fadil Demaku, Nexhat Demaku were also sentenced to three years for beatings at the detention centre.

Four more former KLA fighters – Sabit Geci, Ismet Haxha, Sahit Jashari and Avni Zabeli – were found not guilty.

Both the defence and prosecution have the right to appeal within 15 days.

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-drenica-group-guerrillas-jailed-for-wartime-crimes

 

* General Rose Beschuldigt Die Nato FÜr Kriegsleiden In Bosnien Und Herzegowina

GENERAL ROSE BESCHULDIGT DIE NATO FÜR KRIEGSLEIDEN IN BOSNIEN UND HERZEGOWINA
18.07.11

?Die NATO hat, mit Hilfe der USA, die UNO-Friedensversuche in Bosnien und Herzegowina systematisch sabotiert, indem sie Moslems und Kroaten bewaffnete?, erklärte der britische General Michael Rose, der UNO-Kommandant in Bosnien und Herzegowina 1994 war. Er sagte, die NATO sei genauso viel schuld am Massaker in Srebrenica wie die UNO. Wie das kroatische Portal überträgt hat Rose auf einen Text des Journalisten Simon Cooper reagiert, der die holländische UNO-Einheit kritisierte, welche in Srebrenica 1995 stationiert war. Rose behauptet, die NATO habe durch Bewaffnung Moslems die falsche Hoffnung gegeben, dass sie ihr Territorium per Gewalt zurückgewinnen können, und dass diese Hoffnung dann in Dayton zynisch enttäuscht wurde. ?Die UNO-Mission kollabierte 1995, und Folge dessen war, dass General Ratko Mladic ermutigt war, Srebrenica anzugreifen?, schrieb Rose.

Video Interview

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/9085