Serbia still seeking arrest of Kosovo PM Haradinaj

Now that Ramush Haradinaj is prime minister of Kosovo, Serbia is still treating the former KLA leader as a war crimes suspect and keeping a warrant out for his arrest, Balkan Insight reports. That could cause travel problems for Haradinaj as, in theory, he would not have diplomatic immunity in states that do not recognize Kosovo’s independence — which include five EU members. But pressure from the EU, which Serbia is trying to join, may keep states from arresting Haradinaj. The new Kosovo PM was last arrested in France earlier this year. Serbian authorities have accused Haradinaj of having murdered, raped and tortured Serb civilians during the Kosovo war. Haradinaj has denied the allegations, calling them political.

 

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