05 February 2014
5 February 2014, Pristina
A panel of judges at the Court of Appeals in Pristina confirmed the decision of the Mitrovica Basic Court regarding the detention on remand for O.I. who is suspected of War Crimes and Aggravated murder. The Court of Appeals agreed with the decision of the pretrial judge at the Mitrovica Basic Court that there is a substantial risk that the defendant will flee the jurisdiction. The panel found that there is also a concrete risk there will be intimidation of witnesses.
On 28 January 2014, at the request of an international prosecutor from the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office (SPRK), an international judge from the Mitrovica Basic Court ordered one month detention on remand for O.I..