Two Serbs indicted for war crimes in Kosovo

Two Serbs indicted for war crimes in Kosovo
 The Kosovo Special Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment Wednesday against two members of the Serb community for "war crimes against the civilian population".

The prosecution did not disclose their identity.

The statement states that “the defendant, ZK, during the wartime in Kosovo, as a member of the Serbian police forces, grossly violated the rules of International Humanitarian Law against civilians and property, in particular, the rules of war set forth in the Geneva Conventions, dated on August 12, 1949, and the Additional Protocols”.

According to the prosecution, “the defendant Mr.K. on March 26, 1999, in the village of Upper Nerodime in the municipality of Ferizaj, has directly participated in the attack on the civilian population of Albanian nationality, in particular, nineteen members of a family who did not actively participate in the armed conflict. During that action, the defendant inter alia participated in the maltreatment of members of this family, the destruction of their property, the eviction from their residence, the abduction and killing of the civilians O.N., B.N., A.N. and B.N., members of this family."

Meanwhile, the defendant D.Sh. reads in the indictment, “on April 1, 1999, as a police inspector, armed with automatic weapon, for the purpose of desecrating, humiliating and derogatory treatment of the lifeless bodies of ON, BN, AN , BN and IR, killed by Serbian police and paramilitary forces, have ordered their bodies to be buried without dignity and in violation of the rules of war laid down in international humanitarian law."

The nearly two-year war in Kosovo ended after NATO intervened in the spring of 1999 to end the atrocities of Serbian forces. Kosovo came out of the war with over 10,000 killed and thousands missing, and even more than 20 years later, nothing is known about the fate of over 1,600 people.
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