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Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kosovars also committed war crimes

The EU's Special Prosecutor John Clint Williamson presented his report on the crimes committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army UÇK during the Kosovo War on Tuesday. He accuses the army of crimes against humanity and wants to have its leaders put on trial. The report is an important step in the emancipation of the young nation of Kosovo, the daily Tages-Anzeiger believes: "During and immediately after the war, several rebel leaders kidnapped Serbs, murdered Roma and silenced critical Albanians. Anyone who stood in their way had to fear for their lives. Eyewitnesses were shot, evidence destroyed. ... There were human rights violations also on the Kosovo-Albanian side which must be investigated. Now the international tribunals must take action, and above all witnesses must be protected. ... The West liberated Kosovo from Belgrade's repression in 1999. Now the young Balkan republic's second liberation is under way. This time from the so-called freedom heroes who sullied their country's reputation in the frenzy of war."

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