31 January 2012
31 January 2012, Mitrovica
On Monday 30 January a EULEX prosecutor at the District Court of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica filed an appeal in the case of an individual who was arrested in connection with the killing of a Kosovo Police officer. The arrested individual was discharged on Friday 27 January, because the pre-trial judge said, amongst other things, that it could not be excluded that the individual was erroneously identified and that, therefore, there were insufficient grounds for detention. The panel of judges will decide on the prosecution’s appeal.
On 26 January 2012, following joint investigative work by EULEX and KP, police arrested an individual wanted in connection with the killing of the KP officer, E.Z., on 26 July 2011. The arrest took place in Cabra village in northern Kosovo. The investigation into the killing of E.Z. is being carried out jointly by EULEX and Kosovo police and prosecutors.
The investigation, prosecution and adjudication of serious crimes cases in Kosovo are part of the EULEX executive mandate.