Friday, April 21, 2006

Convicted KLA War Crimes Suspect Released to Attend Funeral

Haradin Bala was released Friday to attend the funeral of his daughter in Kosovo.  ICTY announced that it would release Bala for three days to attend the funeral.  Bala is currently serving a 13-year sentence for his November 2005 conviction of murder and torture at the KLA prisoner camp in Lapushnik (eastern Kosovo).  Bala's conviction was greatly overshadowed by Fatmir Limaj's acquittal on 30 November.