Xinhuanet, May 25, 2004
UN Kosovo police arrest two ethnic Albanian suspects over murder
BELGRADE, (Xinhuanet) -- UN police in Kosovo on Monday arrested two former members of now disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army(KLA) on murder charges, the Tanjug news agency reported.
Islam Gashi, a member of the Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC), andhis father were detained in the Prizren region in Kosovo, the two detainees were charged of killing Kosovo Albanians suspected of collaborating with Serb forces during 1998-1999 conflicts in the province.
The two were suspects in "serious criminal offenses such as murder," a statement from UN police in Kosovo said.
The KLA, a guerrilla group that fought against Serb forces in 1998-1999 conflicts, was disbanded after the province came under UN administration in June 1999. The UN Missions in Kosovo created the KPC as the successor to the KLA. The Serbian authorities oftenblame the UN Missions in Kosovo for failing to bring the KLA criminals to justice. Enditem