Kosovo lawmaker arrested for threatening prosecutor

September 27, 2018

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court has decided to keep a lawmaker in detention for one month after he threatened a prosecutor.

Milaim Zeka, a lawmaker of the governing Social Democratic Initiative Party, was arrested Wednesday after he threatened prosecutor Afrim Shefkiu. A Pristina court on Thursday ruled that he should be kept in detention.

Shefkiu had charged Zeka with fraud, saying he was paid about 350,000 euros ($410,000) for running a scheme that supposedly arranged jobs in Germany for his clients. More than 900 people were allegedly deceived.

On Monday Zeka, a former journalist, told a television show that he could not pardon the prosecutor’s humiliation.

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