Jakup Krasniqi was arrested today and transferred to the Detention Facilities of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in The Hague.

The arrest was carried out by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), pursuant to a confirmed indictment related to war crimes and crimes against humanity, and an arrest warrant and transfer order issued by a Pre-Trial Judge of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.

In conducting the arrest, the SPO was supported operationally and logistically by the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) in line with its mandate and in accordance with the Kosovo legislation.  The Kosovo Police (KP) also provided operational support to the SPO.

More information will be provided in due course, including information about the publication of the confirmed indictment, with redactions where necessary. Pursuant to Rule 88 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence the indictment shall be made public no later than the initial appearance of the Accused.

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