Kosovo postpones Serb judge appointment

NEWS 24.05.2018 13:51
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Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci said on Thursday he had not signed the appointment of a Kosovo Serb judge to the Constitutional Court, delaying the signature until a complete check into Radomir Laban’s legal history.

Thaci’s office statement said that until the security and justice services did the complete check into a Serb court documents saying Laban has been sentenced to six years in jail for smuggling, his appointment would not be valid.

Serbia’s security services said they got information that Laban settled in Kosovo after fleeing justice in Belgrade.

The Serbian List, the main Kosovo Serb political party supported by Belgrade, suggested Laban for a Serb member to Kosovo’s Constitutional Court.

Kosovo opposition parties demanded that Thaci did not sign the appointment before a thorough checking.

According to information from the Magistrate Court from Serbia’s central Kraljevo Laban’s name is on an Interpol list. The court asked the Eulex to arrest Laban, as the independent production Insajder reported.

Eulex responded that the demand was out of their jurisdiction.