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Eleven Kosovo police officers charged with ill-treatment

(Credit: Kosovo Ministry of Interior)
(Credit: Ministry of Interior of Kosovo)

(BRUSSELS2) 11 Kosovo police officers from the Special Operations Unit (formerly known as “ROSU”) were accused by the international prosecutor before the Pristina court of mistreatment during the exercise of their duties (*) , announced Thursday (December 12) the European mission EULEX (Rule of Law) Kosovo.

“The charges relate to violence allegedly committed on January 8 by these agents against ten Kosovo Serb detainees, who were injured” reports the mission in a press release. These Serbs were arrested by agents on January 7, during Orthodox Christmas, and spent the night in the Pristina detention center, before being released the next day after appearing in court. The alleged violence took place while being escorted from the Detention Center to court by Special Operations Unit agents.

“The investigation was carried out by a joint team involving researchers from the Police Inspectorate of the Kosovo Police and EULEX and led by the international prosecutor” adds Eulex

Loreline Merelle

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