Vetevendosje officials said in a debate on the specialist chambers and its relations with Kosovo institutions that although they consider the court to be political and aimed at “distorting” the fight for freedom led by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), the initiative for its abrogation is not right.
“On 22 December 2017, a group of MPs requested abrogation of the law. Vetevendosje has had a clear position on this attempt. We considered it to be a not very serious initiative,” MP Albulena Haxhiu said. She added that the MPs that launched the initiative represented interests of individuals and this is why Vetevendosje did not come out in support of it.
At the same time, fellow Vetevendosje MP, Glauk Konjufca, accused Kosovo leaders – Hashim Thaci, Kadri Veseli and Ramush Haradinaj – for being behind the initiative to abrogate specialist chambers while Vetevendosje leader, Albin Kurti, said the initiative is aimed at removing Thaci’s name from the list of possible indictees by the court but noted at the same time that although many people hope that the court will free Kosovo of corrupt politicians, “we cannot get rid of them through initiatives that come from Serbia and Russia.” “In Kosovo, many of these politicians need to be accused as peace criminals for what they did to our people and not war criminals,” Kurti said.