On 16 March 2021, the authorities of Belgium arrested Pjetёr Shala, pursuant to an arrest warrant and confirmed indictment related to war crimes issued by a Pre-Trial Judge of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. Pjetёr Shala will be detained in Belgium, pending any transfer to the detention facility of the KSC in The Hague.

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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