24 May 2011

Kosovar Police Station Commander Sentenced for Accepting Bribes

The Kosovar commander of the police station in Kastriot/Obiliq, Sejdi Zeqiri, was sentenced to 28 months in prison on Wednesday (the 20th) for two counts of sexual abuse, two counts of mistreatment, verbal insults and mistreatment while carrying out his duties, and one count of accepting bribes.

The panel that sentenced Mr. Zeqiri was comprised of two EULEX (the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo) judges and one local judge. In addition to prison time, Mr. Zeqiri will be prohibited from working in public administration or service for three years.

For the original news brief from SETimes.com, please click here.