Kosovo court releases man wanted in US on terrorism charges

A Kosovo court on Friday released a man wanted in the United States on terrorism charges only a day after he was arrested on an international warrant, an official said.

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2010, 00:18 AM IST

Pristina: A Kosovo court on Friday released a
man wanted in the United States on terrorism charges only a
day after he was arrested on an international warrant, an
official said.

The district court in Mitrovica -- made up of local and
international judges -- released Bajram Asllani pending the
outcome of the process of his extradition to the United
States, EU rule of law mission (EULEX) spokeswoman
Kristiina Herodes told AFP.
Herodes said that the Kosovo Justice Ministry is to
decide on his extradition to the United States in the coming
days. Until then, Asllani "is ordered to report to the police
twice a week," she said.

Kosovo`s anti-terrorist police arrested Asllani, 29,
acting on EULEX orders yesterday.
The mission said in a statement Asllani, or "Ebu Hatab,"
is charged in the US on two counts: "the provision of material
support or resources to terrorists, support for terrorism and
conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim, or injure persons or damage
property in a foreign country."

The US Department of Justice welcomed the arrest, saying
that the United States "intends to seek his extradition from
Kosovo to stand trial" there.

PTI