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Former Kosovo PM in Hague War Crimes Court Custody


Kosovo's former prime minister is now in custody in The Hague where he faces charges before the United Nations war crimes tribunal.

Ramush Haradinaj arrived in the Netherlands Wednesday, some 24 hours after resigning his post.

He traveled to The Hague in the company of another former Kosovo Albanian guerilla leader, Lahi Brahimaj, who also surrendered to the court to face war crimes charges. A third suspect, Idriz Balaj, also surrendered to the tribunal Wednesday.

The Hague tribunal has given no details of Mr. Haradinaj's indictment, and has not said when he will appear before the court. But news media reports mention responsibility for the deaths of Serb and other civilians during the Kosovo conflict.

Mr. Haradinaj was an ethnic Albanian guerrilla leader during the Kosovo conflict of late 1990s. He says his actions were consistent with international law.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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