Musliu, Isak

Isak Musliu / Photo courtesy of the ICTY

According to the indictment, Musliu was allegedly commander of the Llapushnik area and the Llapushnik prison camp located in the municipality of Glogovac (central Kosovo), where he also acted as a guard. The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found that the Prosecution proved that civilians were detained by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in the Llapushnik prison camp in June and July 1998, and that three prisoners were murdered by KLA soldiers. Most of the prisoners at the camp were subjected to cruel treatment, and four were tortured. Nine prisoners from the camp were murdered in the nearby Berishe Mountains by Haradin Bala and one or two other prison guards.

On 30 November 2005, Trial Chamber II of the ICTY found Isak Musliu not guilty of the crimes committed at Llapushnik prison camp. The Trial Chamber found that the evidence presented failed to show that Isak Musliu had any involvement in the events charged, or in the running of the prison camp or that he was criminally responsible for any of the offences with which he was charged in the indictment. Musliu was released from the Tribunal's Detention Unit on 1 December 2005 following his acquittal. Both the Prosecution and Haradin Bala filed notices of appeal.

On 27 September 2007, the Appeals Chamber upheld the Trial Chamber judgment.

Musliu was charged together with Haradin Bala and Fatmir Limaj (Limaj et al).

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