Specialist Chambers judge extends detention for Salih Mustafa

A pre-trial judge in the case against former KLA commander Salih Mustafa decided to extend his detention for an additional two months concluding that there are "articulable grounds" to believe that there is a risk of flight, obstructing proceedings, and committing further offenses by the accused.

"This is particularly so when Mr. Mustafa’s position within the Kosovo security and intelligence apparatus affords him access to information and resources that will facilitate any attempts to flee, obstruct proceedings through the interference with victims and witnesses, or commit further crimes," Judge Nicolas Guillou said in his decision.

Mustafa is charged with war crimes committed at a KLA detention facility in the village of Zllash.