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Kosovo War Crimes Witness Found Dead In Germany


Kosovar member of parliament Fatmir Limaj is facing war crimes charges.

Kosovar member of parliament Fatmir Limaj is facing war crimes charges.

A European Union official said on September 28 that a key witness in a war crimes trial in Kosovo has been found dead in a park in Germany.

EU rule of law mission spokesman Nicholas Hawton said German police are investigating the death of Agim Zogaj, known as "protected witness X" in the war crimes trial against a former ethnic Albanian rebel commander who is now a senior politician -- Fatmir Limaj.

Hawton gave no further details.

Zogaj had been granted protected witness status in return for his testimony in the Limaj trial.

compiled from agency reports

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