Drenica Group accused of war crimes refuses the prison of Mitrovica

Drenica Group accused of war crimes refuses the prison of Mitrovica

Pristina, May 20, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Drenica Group, accused of war crimes, with its leader the mayor of Skenderaj, is refusing the ruling of the EULEX judge to be transferred to the detention center of Northern Mitrovica, managed by Serbs.

Meanwhile, the son of Sami Lushtaku, Mergim denies the news reported by several media that his father has escaped from the University Clinic Center of Kosovo (UCCK).

He said today that his father, Sami, is still at UCCK, but that he will refuse to be transferred to the detention center of Mitrovica.

“That center is managed by Serbs, who receive orders from Belgrade. We, families and friends of Sami, will never agree for this to happen”, said he.

On the other hand, spokesman of EULEX, Besnik Krasniqi has confirmed the ruling of EULEX judge that the defendants in the “Drenica” case will be transferred to the Detention Center of Mitrovica, during the court hearings.

“The judged has ruled for the defendants in ‘Drenica’ case to be transferred to the detention center of Mitrovica to stay there during the court hearing days”, confirmed Krasniqi.

Two court sessions have been scheduled to take place on May 22 and May 23. During these days, the defendants in the “Drenica” case will stay in the detention center of Mitrovica. /ibna/