EULEX accuses the ambassador of Kosovo to Tirana for the rape of two girls

EULEX accuses the ambassador of Kosovo to Tirana for the rape of two girls

Pristina, November 14, 2013

Former general commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army, who currently is the ambassador of Kosovo in the Republic of Albania, Sylejman Selimi, is accused for the sexual rape of two Albanian girls from Mitrovica during the war.

‘Today, an international prosecutor from the Special Prosecutor Office of Kosovo has filed an indictment against four defendants at the Court of Fist Instance of Mitrovica”, states a press release of EULEX issued on Thurdasy.

Special prosecutor, Maurizio Salustro has filed an indictment against Selimi, Ismet Haxha, Nexhat Qubreli and Shefki Hyseni for war crimes against civilian population.

‘The defendants are accused of criminal offenses against civilian population during the war, including the torture and rape of two Albanian civil women, crimes which are alleged to have been perpetrated in Vaganica and Likoc in 1998 and 1999. The case is being investigated by the international prosecutor of the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo”, states the press release.

A few days ago, European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) has officially filed an indictment on counts of war crimes and on several other serious crimes against the ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Albania, Sylejman Selimi, former commander of the General Staff of KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army).

The indictment was filed by EULEX Prosecutor, Maurizio Salustro, reports for, the correspondent in Pristina.

Along with Selimi, also subject to the indictment are 12 other persons, former fellow fighters of Selimi, part of the so called “Drenica Group”.

They are Zeqir Demaku, Fadil Demaku, Nexhat Demaku, Bashkim Demaj, Driton Demaj, Selman Demaj, Agim Demaj, Ismet Haxha and Sabit Geci, all accused of war crimes.

The international prosecutor from the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office (KSPO) informed on Friday that he has filed an indictment against fifteen defendants at the Mitrovica Basic Court.

The defendants are charged with the criminal offense of war crimes against civilian population, including torture, mistreatment of prisoners and murder, allegedly committed in a KLA detention center in Likovac in 1998.

The indictment accuses Sami Lushtaku, Sabit Geci and Sahit Jashari for murder, while the others are accused of torture.

From his detention cell, Sami Lushtaku has raced for mayor of Skenderaj and has been elected with 90% of the votes. /ibna/