The EULEX prosecutor that drafted the indictment for the Toka case tells BIRN that one of two witnesses named in the opening court session today was under protection.
On Tuesday at the Basic Court of Prishtina, the names of two witnesses were publicly disclosed in the opening session of the ‘Toka’ case by Kosovo Special Prosecutor Naim Abazi, who despite referring to them as “protected witnesses,” has revealed their identity.
The names of the witnesses are known to BIRN but have not been made public, as their publication would violate the Law on the Protection of Personal Data.
Contacted by BIRN, Special Prosecutor Abazi said that he is not aware whether either of the witnesses named is protected. Meanwhile the presiding judge in the case, Beqir Kalludra, refused to explain whether mentioning the names publicly was a violation of the law.