Jakup Krasniqi, a known veteran Kosovo politician and a former spokesman for the Kosovo Liberation Army, has been arrested and transferred to The Hague, the Kosovo war crimes tribunal disclosed in a statement.
Krasniqi, the former speaker of parliament, will be facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the Kosovo Specialist Chamber added. It did not offer any detail about the indictment against him.
The arrest was called to play after heavily armed police from the European Union Rule-of-Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo stormed Krasniqi’s home on the outskirts of the capital, Pristina.
The Specialist Chamber was instituted in The Hague in 2015 to handle cases of alleged crimes by Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) guerrillas during the war between 1998 and 1999 that eventually led to Kosovo’s independence from Serbia 10 years later.