The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor's Office in the Hague have heard testimonies from more than 100 suspects and more than 800 witnesses so far, and the first indictments could be submitted within the net few weeks, the Pristina-based ‘Ljajmi’ reported.
Prosecution spokesman Christopher Bennett told Ljajmi that investigative actions were being conducted, adding that he could not speak about the dates when the indictments could be submitted.
The head of the organization which brings together former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), Husni Gucati, said that "the first indictments could be filed this month because investigative activities are nearing completion."
Attorney Tom Gashi said that filing the first indictments is a matter of weeks and only the Office of the Special Prosecutor can know when it will happen.
"Of course it will be an indictment, this will not be delayed indefinitely. It has been three years since the Special Court was formed, and more than a year and a half since it has been made fully operational with its legal infrastructure. We know that more than 100 suspects and more than 800 witnesses have testified," Gashi said.