Isni KILAJ has been arrested in Kosovo by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), pursuant to an arrest order issued by the Specialist Prosecutor.
He has been transferred to the Detention Facilities of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague and will appear before a Pre-Trial Judge of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers without undue delay.
Mr Kilaj was arrested for offences against the administration of justice, including obstructing official persons in performing official duties within the meaning of Article 401 of the 2019 Kosovo Criminal Code (KCC), Code No.06/L-074 and violating secrecy of proceedings under Article 392 of the KCC, and Articles 15(2) and 16(3) of Law No.05/L-053 on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office.
The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) provided operational and logistic support to the SPO in line with its mandate and in accordance with the Kosovo legislation. The Kosovo Police also provided operational support to the SPO.
The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office takes obstruction of justice extremely seriously and will continue to investigate and to prosecute anyone and everyone involved in every instance, including those who intimidate or interfere with witnesses or provide financial or other support to such criminal offences.