The court in the capital, Pristina, accepted a prosecutor’s request to detain Ikballe Berisha Huduti for one month, ruling that she posed a flight risk. Her lawyer refused to comment on the case. If convicted, she could face a minimum one-year jail sentence or a fine.
Berisha Huduti was arrested Tuesday following a comment posted on her Facebook page a day after Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in Baghdad, The posting lamented his death, calling for “only a little patience for the oppressed Muslim people, wherever you are.”
The Islamic Community of Kosovo, a mostly Muslim country, denounced the postings. The country's leadership had expressed immediate backing for the U.S. actions against Iran. Kosovo is very supportive of Washington following the U.S-led NATO airstrikes in 1999 that ended a bloody Serb crackdown on Kosovo's ethnic Albanian separatists.