KLA fighter convicted for war crimes in Pristina for 18 Years

Pristina court finds Fahredin Gashi guilty of war crimes following testimony of self-styled former Kosovo secret service agent and hitman, Nazim Bllaca.

Former Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA, fighter Fahredin Gashi was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 years’ prison for war crimes committed against civilians during the Kosovo conflict in 1999.

The Pristina District Court also found Hysni Rama guilty of helping Gashi to elude police and was given a six-month suspended prison sentence.

Presiding judge Horst Proetel of Germany said the court established that Gashi had been responsible for the murder of Salih Gashi, a veteran activist of the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK.

The victim was shot dead at his house in Varrigovc, a village in the municipality of Lipjan, in front of his family, including children.

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