UN jails former Kosovo minister

Editor also jailed for interfering with a witness during trial of former Kosovan prime minister.

    The men were accused of interfering with a witness in Haradinaj's trial, in which he was cleared [AFP]

     

     

    The Hague-based tribunal judges said the two men were guilty of contempt of court for "having knowingly and wilfully interfered with the administration of justice by interfering with a witness whose identity had been ordered protected in the trial".

    The contempt indictment was first filed to the court in January, both men had pleaded not guilty to the charges in April.

    According to the indictment, Haraqija had instructed Morina to travel to a witness' country of residence to persuade him not to testify.

    The tribunal said Morina had met the witness in July 2007 and his trip was paid for by the culture ministry.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.