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EU Police Issue Arrest Order For Kosovo MP

Fatmir Lima

Fatmir Lima

The European Union police and justice mission (EULEX) said it had issued an arrest warrant for a member of Kosovo’s parliament from the ruling party on suspicion of committing war crimes during the 1998-99 war.

Fatmir Limaj, a member of parliament and former minister, was acquitted by The Hague war crimes tribunal in 2005. He said he was ready to give up his immunity as a member of parliament and "cooperate with justice."

Limaj and nine other individuals arrested on the same charges are ethnic Albanians and ex-members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), which fought Serb forces during the war.