COLMAR, 02. MARCH 2017 – A court in Colmar, France once again postponed its decision on Serbia’s request for extradition of the war crimes suspect former Kosovo Albanian paramilitary KLA/UCK commander Ramush Haradinaj. In line with the prosecution’s requests, the investigating department asked for additional information and scheduled the next hearing for April 6, Belgrade based Tanjug news agency learned from the court’s general secretariat. A large number of Albanians had gathered in front of the court – including South Mitrovica Mayor Agim Bahtiri – awaiting what they said would be “good news for Haradinaj.” Reacting to the court’s decision, Haradinaj described it as “political and disgraceful.” Haradinaj, an ethnic Albanian politician from Kosovo, is wanted by Serbia on war crimes charges related to his role as a commander of the KLA (“Kosovo Liberation Army”) in 1998 and 1999. He was arrested in France in early January, but released after a week and prohibited from leaving the country pending the court’s decision on the extradition request.