Kosovo President Resigns to Face War Crimes Trial (REPORT)

Kosovo President Resigns to Face War Crimes Trial

(RightWing.org) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) is one of the last places someone wants to find himself or herself. Located in The Hague, Netherlands, the ICC investigates the most heinous war crimes imaginable including crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes.

The now-former president of Kosovo finds himself behind bars, facing charges related to war crimes he allegedly committed as a Kosovo Liberation Army leader during the country’s war for independence from Serbia in the 1990s.

President Hashim Thaçi resigned on November 5 and turned himself in at The Hague later in the afternoon. He and three other former guerrilla leaders face charges for “unlawfully intimidating” and disappearing individuals opposing a “joint criminal enterprise” they set up during the rebellion.

The three men also face a range of other serious charges, including six counts of committing war crimes and four counts of crimes against humanity. Prosecutors issued a statement alleging the men’s crimes resulted in nearly 100 murders and hundreds of victims.

Thaci denied committing any crimes, calling the indictment “the smallest price” to pay for his people’s liberation. Vjosa Osmani, Kosovo’s parliament speaker, took over as acting president during a brief ceremony on Thursday.

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