Zum angeblichen Selbstmord des Kronzeugen im Fatmir Limaj Prozess: Agim Zogaj

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Kommentar: Kosovaren begehen normal keinen Selbstmord!
„Selbstmord“ eines Kronzeugen“
Der erneut wegen Kriegsverbrechen angeklagte kosovarische Politiker Fatmir Limaj kann seinem für Oktober angekündigten Prozess nun gelassen entgegensehen

Dass nach der NATO-Invasion des Kosovo das Organisierte Verbrechen die Macht übernahm, lässt sich unter anderem aus einer geleakten Verschlusssache des Bundesnachrichtendiensts ersehen. Praktisch alle politischen Akteure in diesem Gebiet sind eng mit entsprechenden Strukturen verwoben. Ministerpräsident Hashim Thaci soll den Erkenntnissen des Europarats nach sogar in den Handel mit Organen von Angehörigen der serbischen Minderheit verstrickt sein, die in manchen Fällen lebenden Opfern entnommen wurden.

Bei Prozessen in Den Haag kam bisher praktisch nichts gegen albanische Kriegsverbrecher heraus. Das lag auch daran, dass Zeugen sich plötzlich nicht mehr erinnern konnten oder verstarben. Im Fall des freigesprochenen Ex-Premiers Ramush Haradinaj kamen beispielsweise von zehn Belastungszeugen neun bei Gewaltakten oder Verkehrsunfällen ums Leben und einer zog nach einem Anschlag auf ihn seine Aussage zurück. Ein Effekt, den man auch aus der Geschichte des Organisierten Verbrechens in anderen Ländern kennt.

Nun wurde bekannt, dass der Kosovo-Albaner Agim Zogaj, der als Kronzeuge in einem Prozess gegen den ehemaligen kosovarischen Verkehrsminister Fatmir Limaj aussagen sollte, tot in einem Park in Deutschland aufgefunden wurde. Zogaj war als Teilnehmer eines Zeugenschutzprogramms in die Bundesrepublik eingereist, was ihm aber möglicherweise nichts half, da auch hier albanische Mafia-Gruppen seit den 1990er Jahren sehr aktiv sind.

Zeitungen im Kosovo schrieben von einem „Selbstmord“, während ein Sprecher der EU-Rechtsstaatsmission Eulex erklärte, die deutschen Behörden hätten „die notwendigen Untersuchungen eingeleitet, um die Todesumstände festzustellen“. Allerdings will man sich weder beim BKA noch beim BND oder beim Außenministerium zu dem Fall äußern.

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http://www.heise.de/tp/blogs/8/150551

01 Oct 2011 / 10:42

Kosovo War Crimes Witness to be Buried Today

The funeral of Agim Zogaj, known as Witness X in the war crimes case against Fatmir Limaj, will be held on Saturday on afternoon in Prizren, the family said.

Fatmir Aliu

Agim Zogaj’s body is expected to arrive today in Kosovo, at around 11h a clock with an airplane from Germany, his brother told Balkan Insight on Saturday.

“We expect to pick him up at Prishtina’s Airport at 11 o’clock this morning,” Haki Zogaj said from the airport.

The late man, known better under the coded name “Witness X”, was a key witness in the trial against 10 former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters, including their alleged commander Fatmir Limaj, the former minister of transport, and the vice-president of the ruling Democratic Party.

He was found dead Tuesday night in a park in Duisberg in Germany.

According to the German police, the autopsy showed that Agim Zogaj, committed suicide. The press said that he hanged himself to a tree.

“He had a great burden that lead him to commit suicide. . He did not kill himself, just to kill himself,” says Sahit Zogaj, the older son of the deceased protected witness.

“Witness X” provided key testimonials relating to events alleged to have taken place at the notorious Klecka camp, during the 1999 was in Kosovo, where he reportedly served also as the prison guard. Agim Zogaj, in his 13 testimonies, confirmed to EULEX prosecutors that he took orders from Fatmir Limaj, to execute others, including Albanians and Serbs.

However it now remains unclear whether Zogaj, who was found in Duisberg, a quiet province in western Germany, was ever afforded any witness protection. It is also unclear what Zogaj was doing in Duisberg and how long he was there for.

The family hold EULEX accountable for the death of Agim Zogaj, as it says that their son was taken forcibly from his wife and children, in March this year, as it still questions reports that he committed suicide.

Local and regional civil society actors, also blamed EULEX for failing to protect the witness. Even the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed concern over the case.

The UNHCR spokesperson Rupert Colbille, said that while the exact reasons behind his apparent suicide are difficult to ascertain, this case adds to our longstanding concerns about witness protection in Kosovo.

“We call for an effective and independent witness and victim protection system inside Kosovo to be put in place. Only an effective and well-resourced witness and victim protection system in Kosovo will help render justice to the victims and end impunity regarding past violations” Rupert Colville said.

The EU rule of law mission to Kosovo, said that it feels sorry for the death, and still refuses to talk to the press about the details of the protection Agim Zogaj received.

“We regret the loss of life and our thoughts are with the family and friends…the protection of the witnesses and their safety, are a very delicate issue, and we cannot and will not confirm nor deny any operational detail.” Nickolas Hawton told Balkan Insight.

Es gab keine Autopsie, womit die Duisburger Polizei Ausführung im Reich der Fabel landet.


“Nuk jam duke i besua autopsisë. Vëllai im nuk ka asnjë shenjë që dëshmon në ndonjë krim. Veç e di se ai ka vdekë, thotë Afrimi, derisa nuk i mbante lotët e pikëllimit.

Por, sipas Afrimit, edhe nëse vëllai i tij e ka vrarë veten, siç thuhet në raportin e policisë, mendon se ka qenë i shtyrë për ta bërë këtë.

“Nuk i besoj autopsisë që i është bërë vëllait tim. Ai ka pasur arsye të forta për të bërë një gjë të tillë, jam i bindur se ka qenë nën presionin e ndokujt për të marrë këtë hap”.

Sipas tij, që nga muaji maj i këtij viti, Agim Zogaj, i njohur si “Dëshmitari X”, ka qenë duke banuar në Duisburg të Gjermanisë, në banesën e tij.

“Ai ka qenë i pambrojtur. Ai në banesën time ka ardhur në muajin maj. Nuk kam ditur asgjë për Agimin deri një moment kur ai ka filluar të rrëfehet”.

Afrimi ka sqaruar për “Express” se vëllai i tij e kishte në plan që para se të ftohej si dëshmitar në rastin “Kleçka”, të dalë para mediave dhe të sqarojë gjithçka. Por, një gjë të tillë, sipas Afrimit, nuk e kishte lejuar EUELX-i. Sipas tij, Agimi ka lënë si testament një letër shumë të gjatë ku ka treguar fije për pse se çfarë ka ndodhur në tërë këtë proces, por nuk ka dashur ta bëjë publike për media.

“Letrën e ka policia dhe gjykata në Gjermani si dhe ne në familje. Ajo do të bëhet publike dhe do të sqarohet gjithçka”, thotë Afrimi për “Express”.

“Veç diçka dua të sqaroj, që askush nuk e ka ditë për vëllanë tim. Përveç ‘Dëshmitari X’, Agimi ka qenë edhe komandant ‘Murrizi’ që shpesh është përmendur”.

Pavarësisht të gjitha fjalëve që fliten rreth çështjes tashmë të mbyllur për familjen Zogaj, Afrimi thotë se e di mirë se çfarë fshihet pas vdekjes së mistershme të vëllait.

“Janë tre faktorë që unë nuk dua t’i përmendi. Por, kurdoherë e vërteta do të dalë”.

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