Kosovar leader steps down to face war crime charges

 16:31, 5 November, 2020

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 5, ARMENPRESS. Kosovo’s leader Hashim Thaci has resigned after confirming that he is indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity that allegedly happened during the 1998-99 war to gain independence from Serbia. Thaci was a guerilla leader at that time.

He said he was stepping down in accordance to his earlier pledge to resign from his position if he was indicted.

Thaci said at a news conference that his sources had informed him that the Kosovo Specialist Chamber (KSC) – a court of Kosovo located in The Hague mandated to probe allegations of war crimes by the Kosovo Liberation Army in 1998-1999,  had confirmed his indictment.

Editing by Stepan Kocharyan

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