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Kosovo: UN Policeman Indicted For Murder

Pristina, 8 April 2002 (RFE/RL) -- The United Nations says that a UN police officer has been indicted by a local court in Kosovo on charges of murdering an ethnic Albanian girl. Andrea Angeli, a spokesman for the UN mission in Kosovo, said today in Pristina that Sherif Abd Elaziz, an Egyptian policeman serving with the UN police, was indicted after spending three months in custody on suspicion of shooting to death an Albanian girl working as an interpreter.

Angeli said the murder is believed to have been motivated by a personal dispute.

The UN police force in Kosovo includes 4,450 international police officers.