The Kosovo Special Prosecution has not indicated the reasons why it has withdrawn the arrest warrant for Milan Radoicic, who is among the main suspects in the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic.
Contacted by Radio Free Europe, on Monday, the Special Prosecution of Kosovo did not respond to the request for revocation of the arrest warrant for Milan Radoicic.
Asked by Radio Free Europe, the Basic Court of Prishtina, apart from confirming that it approved the request of the Special Prosecution, did not provide any other details.
“For more information you can contact the prosecution, as the case is under investigation,” said the response of this court.
According to the Basic, on 19.02.2021 the Special Department accepted the request of the Special Prosecution of Kosovo “for the withdrawal of the arrest warrant against the defendant MR, while the court on 23.02.2021 approved the request of the prosecution”.
Civil society: The Special Prosecution Office must provide transparency
But representatives of civil society organizations monitoring the justice system in Kosovo say the Special Prosecution Office needs to provide more information on the case.
The executive director of the Kosovo Law Institute, Ehat Miftaraj, told Radio Free Europe that the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office should provide the public with the opinion that withdrawing the arrest warrant for Radoicic is a legal action.
“I believe that it is in the public interest for the State Prosecutor to inform the public, to provide additional clarifications in order to ensure that the law has been implemented in this case. “If such a thing was done simply for other reasons and unfounded in law, then of course the prosecutor must be held accountable”, says Miftaraj.
On the other hand, Genc Nimoni from the “Çohu” Organization, says that it is important to know the reasons why it was necessary to withdraw the arrest warrant.
“The prosecution has asked to lift this measure and has not told us the reasons why. Maybe he is now apprehended and arrested, maybe he has decided to cooperate with the prosecution and we do not know this or maybe the prosecution has completely refuted the suspicions and accusations against him. “We do not know any of these and it is important that we know them,” says Nimoni.
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