Suspicions about the Drenica group

The European Union Rule of Law Mission, EULEX, is investigating former Kosovo Liberation Army former Commanders and soldiers on suspicion of war crimes.

On May 25, a EULEX Judge issued the measure of house arrest for the Mayor of Skenderaj, Sami Lushtaku, Kosovo’s Ambassador in Albania, Sylejman Selimi, both former senior KLA commanders, and five of their fellow fighters: Sahit Jashari, Avni Zabeli, Hysni Thaçi, Jahir Demaku and Zeqir Demaku.

Suspicions of war crimes committed by Selimi, a former Commander of the KLA General Headquarters whose nickname was “Sultan,” are listed in seven counts.