Eulex warned Bamieh that she could be prosecuted for leaking confidential documents, the paper said. The whisleblower has denied the accusations, claiming she only disclosed the documents after being suspended from the mission.
"These latest developments only serve to demonstrate the lengths to which the relevant powers will go to prevent my concerns from being openly discussed. Despite this, I shall not be cowed and I shall not be intimidated," the newspaper quoted Bamieh as saying.
According to the Guardian, Eulex has asked the tribunal for privacy and anonymity orders during the remaining stages of the proceedings.
Bamieh's solicitor, Peter Daly, was quoted by the paper as saying that the EU Kosovo mission's threats and the "highly unusual request for blanket anonymity and desire to obscure these proceedings from any scrutiny – do not appear to sit comfortably with Eulex’s function as a protector of the rule of law."
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 after spending several years under UN administration. It is recognized by Washington and many EU member nations.
The European Union launched Eulex, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, its largest mission to date, in 2008, primarily to fight corruption and organized crime in the country.