The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office in The Hague, investigating the crimes of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), issued the indictment on June 24 against Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, Kadri Veseli and other individuals, for crimes against humanity and war crimes, the spokesperson of the Office announced on June 24.
According to the indictment, Thaci and Veseli, until recently the speaker of the Kosovo Assembly, are responsible for more than 100 murders of "Albanians, Serbs, Roma and other ethnicities, including political opponents." Thaci, Veseli and the others are indicted for murder, enforced disappearance of persons, persecution and torture.
According to the announcement by the spokesperson of the Prosecutor's Office, Christopher Bennet, the indictment is currently being reviewed by the pre-trial judge of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC), who is to decide on whether to confirm the charges.
Chief Prosecutor Jack Smith has announced that he had "deemed it necessary to issue this public notice of charges because of repeated efforts by Thaci and Veseli to obstruct and undermine the work of the KSC."