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Witness of Kosovar war crimes found dead in Germany
The Local (Germany) ^ | 28 Sep 11 19:30 CET

Posted on 09/28/2011 8:29:52 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

A key witness in a war crimes case against a senior Kosovo figure has been found dead in Germany, the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) said Wednesday.

"EULEX confirms that Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the Klecka case, was found dead in a park in Germany," the mission's statement said.

It added that the "German authorities are conducting the necessary investigation to determine the circumstances of his death."

According to local media reports, Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

The separatist KLA fought the forces of the then Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo.

Zogaj, as a former KLA member, was reportedly under Limaj's direct command in the Klecka improvised detention centre where war crimes against non-Albanians were allegedly committed.

In September, Limaj was charged with nine other suspects for war crimes committed against civilians and prisoners of war in June 1999.

Last week, he was placed under a month-long house arrest pending the start of his trial.

Limaj is now a lawmaker and deputy president of prime minister Hashim Thaci's ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK). He served as transport minister in Thaci's previous government.

Zogaj's identity was kept secret while he was alive as the main trial was expected to begin next month.

Local media have speculated that Zogaj was placed under a special witness programme and relocated out of Kosovo.

Limaj was tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. He was acquitted in 2007.

The war ended after a NATO air campaign ousted Milosevic's forces from Kosovo, paving the way for establishment of a UN protectorate over the territory.

Kososvo, which has a majority ethnic Albanian population, unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1998; 199906; 2007; 2008; 201109; agimzogaj; eulex; fatmirlimaj; germany; hashimthaci; kla; klecka; kosova; kosovo; limaj; milo; milosevic; pdk; serbia; slobodanmilosevic; thaci; zogaj

1 posted on 09/28/2011 8:29:57 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Sounds like Vince Foster in Fort Marcy park.


2 posted on 09/28/2011 8:35:52 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Those Freepers who defend and even celebrate the wretched war we conducted with the Serbs in Clintontime to create this squalid little criminal enterprise calling itself a nation will probably not comment on this one. In general they steer away from posts describing the glorious results of Operation Allied Farce.
3 posted on 09/28/2011 8:42:27 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat
they steer away from posts describing the glorious results of Operation Allied Farce

The result of Allied Force was that Milosevic and his murdering thugs were booted from Kosovo, as Bush the Elder had warned back in '92.

But hey, if you want to tilt at windmills, who am I to stop you?

4 posted on 09/28/2011 8:53:08 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite

“...Milosevic and his murdering thugs...”

But the murdering Albanians are still there.


5 posted on 09/28/2011 8:58:53 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
There's less of them than there are murdering Serbs.

I'd have thought that after our time in Iraq and Afghanistan, the whole "lesser of two evils" thing wouldn't be such a hard concept for folks to wrap their minds around.

Wishful thinking on my part, I guess.

6 posted on 09/28/2011 9:08:17 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Let’s see: Hands tied behind his back. A plastic bag over his head. Both feet cut off. Five shots in the back of the head.

Hey Himmler. It’s a clear case of suicide.

Yawvolh!


7 posted on 09/28/2011 9:10:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DeaconBenjamin

“Agim Zogaj” is unmistakably a Muslim name. I only know a little Serbian, but there are no Slavic roots or endings in that name.


8 posted on 09/28/2011 9:20:52 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Hoplite

So how heavily were you involved in Operation Allied Force? Were you in the region before and/or after that said operation?


9 posted on 09/28/2011 9:23:29 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Hoplite

The Serbs have been fighting the Musselmen since 1215. Do you favor the Serbs, who have fought the Nazis and the ROP, or do you favor two new Muslim nations in Europe? Nazis - I hate those guys. And I hate the Muslims even more. Do you love Muslims?


10 posted on 09/28/2011 9:35:33 PM PDT by namvolunteer (We draw the Congressional districts this time)
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To: randomhero97

No involvement, and never been closer than Southern Germany.


11 posted on 09/28/2011 9:35:52 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite
Gotcha. From my limited involvement and knowing a few heavily involved the conclusion is there were no good guys.

The definition of "lesser of the two evils" changes constantly when dealing with the Balkans.
12 posted on 09/28/2011 9:41:29 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Hoplite
So there is now a Muslim criminal state in Kosovo. Perhaps you can explain the positive value to the U S with this outcome. Thuggish Serbs would seem to be preferable to Muslims period. What national interest was served by Allied Farce?
13 posted on 09/28/2011 9:54:23 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: namvolunteer

About as much as Reagan.


14 posted on 09/28/2011 9:55:58 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Absolutely nothing to see here. Please, move along. AP reports that the man was found hanged:

"He committed suicide. There are no indications for a different explanation," police spokesman Stefan Bauer said. But he also said an autopsy will be carried out Thursday.

Remember that sensitive minds are so easily affected by those somber dark woodland parks in Germany. We haven't forgotten the case...sorry... suicide of "controversial" judge (juvenile magistrate) Kirsten Heisig who was found hanged in a wooded area north of Berlin in July last year.

Obviously she was so distraught by the fact that she had been criticized by "some" ethnic minorities for her tactics and for her view that "some" foreign cultures neglect education and encourage juvenile delinquency that she found no way out except to commit suicide. (Though, even the august Neue Zurcher Zeitung - hardly a scandal sheet - found the police investigation less than convincing.)

16 posted on 09/28/2011 10:27:45 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Hoplite
As a tax payer my dollars in some small way contributed to funding Allied Farce. That makes me complicit in some small way to the hundreds of Serb civilians killed by the air campaign. I am certain the Serbs were unpleasant to the Albanians. I wasn't in any way complicit in those actions. Thanks to the various assorted glory hunters, ambitious careerists, and those who were directly or indirectly being paid off by the Albanian and other Muzxies everyone in the US who paid taxes got besmirched by that adventure. There are occasions, more frequent than the globalists and their willing allies within the armed forces and the security establishment like to admit, when there is no US interest significant enough to justify intervention let alone armed intervention. Depressingly far to many Americans believe we possess the mandate of heaven which ennobles of our actions and cats all conflicts we get into as a collision between the forces of godly virtue opposed to the monsters of hell. This sort of cartoonish sanctimoniousness has been the default mode of the thinking of many Americans for a long time. Unfortunately the US has its share of tawdry, squalid or just plain stupid chapters in its foreign and military history. Striking self righteous poses makes it no less so. If you had a role as a staff officer back in NATO land it doesn’t mean your service advanced the forces of progress. It is difficult to admit that one silently assented to aiding in the most wretched American military operation since the Philippine Insurrection. Perhaps you do believe any action US armed forces are engaged in are automatically immaculately virtuous simply because the US executes them. That s the most depressing thought of all.
17 posted on 09/28/2011 10:40:11 PM PDT by robowombat
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Thanks DeaconBenjamin.
Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)... was reportedly under Limaj's direct command in the Klecka improvised detention centre where war crimes against non-Albanians were allegedly committed. In September, Limaj was charged with nine other suspects for war crimes committed against civilians and prisoners of war in June 1999... Limaj is now a lawmaker and deputy president of prime minister Hashim Thaci's ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK). He served as transport minister in Thaci's previous government. Zogaj's identity was kept secret while he was alive as the main trial was expected to begin next month.
Oh, in that case, it was probably just a coincidence that he died.


18 posted on 09/29/2011 3:26:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hoplite

“...There’s less of them than there are murdering Serbs...”

Your statement is simply not true though it is difficult to get any reliable stats out of that area and that is especially true of your new Mohammedan Kosovo.


19 posted on 09/29/2011 5:38:43 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

More entitled Moslems conducting genocide.


20 posted on 04/25/2013 10:02:02 PM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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