Kosovo President Charged With War Crimes In The Hague

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 05, 2020 Kosovo President Hashim Thaci pays his respect during a ceremony in Pristina marking the 20th anniversary of the killing of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) founding member and commander Adem Jashari. – Kosovar President Hashim Thaci has been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Special Tribunal For Kosovo in The Hague on June 24, 2020. (Photo by Armend NIMANI / AFP)

 

Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci has been charged with 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the country’s 1990s conflict, a Hague-based tribunal said Wednesday.

“The indictment alleges that Hashim Thaci, Kadri Veseli and the other charged suspects are criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders,” the Kosovo Specialist Chambers said in a statement, saying the charges were laid in April, and publicly unveiled on Wednesday.

Okorocha to establish Imo airline

The Imo state government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the business community of the Republic of Kosovo in Europe to partner in the establishment of the Imo state airline company.

Briefing Government House correspondents in Owerri the Imo state capital, the state governor, Rochas Okorocha said that his one week business and economic trip to Europe was basically to attract foreign investors to the state.

Mr Okorocha said that the imo state government has signed “a Memorandum of Understanding with the business community of the Republic of Kosovo majorly for the purpose of industrialization and the establishment of Imo state airlines” in Owerri.

He said that the multimillionaire investment project will signal the commencement of a viable and beneficial business relationship between Imo state and the Kosovo business community.

The governor also said that from the business trip, Imo state is expected to begin to unfold plans to develop various sectors of the economy such as agriculture, construction, tourism, commerce, and power generation through Independent Power Plant (IPP).