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Walker: There is no evidence against Thaci and others

  • 12/21/2020 2:29 PM
Walker: There is no evidence against Thaci and others

Former OSCE Ambassador William Walker says he has seen no evidence against Thaci and others. He witnessed what happened in Recak in January 1999. Former OSCE Ambassador William Walker then told the world about the crimes committed by Serbs in Kosovo.

And 21 years later, Serbian criminals who committed crimes in Recka and many other places in Kosovo are not being judged in The Hague, the Netherlands. But those who are being brought to justice now are the former leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army. For this reason, Walker has criticism of the Specialized Prosecutor's Office about the charges.

"I have been critical of the Specialized Prosecutor's Office for some time. I said there was a bloody war and a policy of genocide in 1998-1999. Many people from Belgrade and the government of Slobodan Milosevic did some terrible things here in Kosovo. Many people were brutally treated by the Belgrade government and many people in that government are responsible for those acts. I often mention that the President of Serbia, Mr. Vucic was a member of Slobodan Milosevic's government and I am sure he was aware of what was happening in Kosovo," he said.

The former US diplomat calls on the international community to set up a tribunal to investigate generals and ministers in Slobodan Milosevic's government. He even remembers the fact that Vucic assessed the statements of the former OSCE ambassador about the Recak massacre as fabrications.

"I know he claimed that my description of what happened in Recak was false, so I do not like the fact that he or any of the generals or ministers of Slobodan Milosevic's government did not face the Prosecutor's Office. Specialists, have not been charged and taken to The Hague. But I find that there should be a court investigating war crimes, serious war crimes, massive war crimes committed by the government of Slobodan Milosevic, those responsible under Milosevic's command. And so far I have not seen it. I think the international community should create a more balanced Specialized Prosecutor's Office. "

Meanwhile, regarding Thaçi, Veseli, Krasniqi and Selimi, William Walker says that he has not seen any evidence that implicates these with war crimes. William Walker visited Kosovo in January this year and visited Recak on the 21st anniversary of the massacre.

/Klara Ruci/