ICTY Orders Arrest of Witness in the Haradinaj Case for Contempt

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
1
24
Abstract: 
On November 9, 2007, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) arrested Avni Krasniqi, a witness in The Prosecutor v. Ramush Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj & Lahi Brahimaj, Case No. IT-04-82-T, (the Haradinaj et al. case), following his indictment for contempt of court. The indictment charges that on October 29, 2007, Krasniqi knowingly and wilfully interfered with the administration of justice by failing to comply with an order to appear before the Trial Chamber in the Haradinaj case without just excuse...[more]