Kabashi, Shefqet (contempt)

Shefqet Kabashi

Shefqet Kabashi was one of two witnesses who came to the ICTY during the trial of former Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, and who refused to testify when invited to do so. In delivering their Judgement in the Haradinaj et al. case, the judges noted that in the courtroom Shefqet Kabashi had merely confirmed a few personal details, after which he refused to answer any questions on the substance of the case.

Consequently, the Trial Chamber issued an Order in Lieu of Indictment for Contempt of the Tribunal. However, before his trial was due to start, Kabashi left the Netherlands and returned to his place of residence in the United States. An Amended Indictment was issued against Shefqet Kabashi on 18 February 2008.

Shefqet Kabashi was arrested and transferred to The Hague on 18 August 2011. He pleaded guilty before the Trial Chamber on 31 August 2011.

The Trial Chamber is scheduled to give its judgment on 16 September 2011.

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