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The Hague, 19 February 2003
SH / P.I.S./ 730e
Fatmir Limaj Arrested in Slovenia
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) confirms that Fatmir Limaj was arrested at 5.42 p.m. (local time) on Tuesday 18 February by the Slovenian authorities in Kransjka Gora. Fatmir Limaj was brought at 7.10 p.m. before a Judge of the Higher Court in Kranj, prior to being detained in Radovlijca.
Following the arrest of the accused, the ICTY is making arrangements for the speedy transfer of Fatmir Limaj to the Detention Unit of the Tribunal.
The Office of the Prosecutor wishes to commend and to thank the Slovenian authorities for their remarkably swift and efficient cooperation.
Fatmir Limaj was indicted on 27 January 2003 for crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in 1998 in Lapusnik/Llapushnik Prison Camp of the KLA located in the municipality of Glogovac/Gllogoc in Kosovo. The indictment alleges that Fatmir Limaj was a a commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and was responsible for the operation of the Lapusnik/Llapushnik Prison Camp of the KLA located in the municipality of Glogovac/Gllogoc in Kosovo (see press release 729).
The full text of the Indictment is available in English, Albanian and BCS.
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