COLMAR, France (Reuters) – A French appeals court on Thursday turned down a Serbian request for the extradition of former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, who was a guerrilla commander during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

The Serbian government, which considers Haradinaj a war criminal, called an urgent cabinet meeting to discuss the refusal, saying it must consider “all implications”.

The French court released Haradinaj with immediate effect.

Ramush Haradinaj

Ramush Haradinaj

Source: French appeals court refuses extradition of ex-Kosovo PM Haradinaj