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Massacre in Kosovo in 1999: Eulex opens the investigation

(BRUSSELS2) Special prosecutors of the EULEX Kosovo mission on Wednesday (April 24) “ formally opened a war crimes investigation committed on April 27 and 28, 1999 in the municipality of Djakovica and in particular in the villages of Meja, Oriza and those of the Caragoj valley. According to the European mission, this massacre is the largest committed during the conflict which ravaged the region in 1999.

Massive crimes

Most of the 372 Albanian victims were found in a mass grave in Batajnica, Serbia. Prosecutors have reportedly identified around XNUMX people who could be charged with war crimes, the list of abuses being particularly long since prosecutors report “ torture, inhumane treatment, immense suffering, dislocation and displacement, confiscation of property, looting which was not justified by military needs ».

Thomas LeBihan

Student in "Public Affairs European Governance course" at Paris I. Intern at B2. Follows the news of the European Parliament.