April 29, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) on Monday sentenced five men to prison for their roles in an organ trafficking syndicate. Lufti Dervishi and his son Arban Devishi were found guilty of "Trafficking in Persons and Organised Crime." Sokol Hajdini, Islam Bytyqi and Sulejman ...[read more]
March 24, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) prosecutor Jonathan Ratel filed additional charges on Friday against seven Kosovo citizens on trial for illegal kidney trafficking. This is the first time Ratel alleged that a link existed between the suspects and high-ranking Kosovo officials. ...[read more]
August 29, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 29, 2011, the European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo announced an investigation led by US prosecutor John Clint Williamson into claims that Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci participated in a human organ and drug trafficking scheme during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. Thaci denied all ...[read more]
May 26, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Moshe Harel was arrested in connection with the organ trafficking operation in Kosovo during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War the European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo (EULEX) said Friday. A report authored by Council of Europe (COE) member Dick Marty details how criminals harvested the organs of ...[read more]
October 5, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
Head of the European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo (EULEX), Xavier de Marnhac, announced on Wednesday that an EU prosecutor will visit Albania to investigate allegations of an organ trafficking scheme that took place in the country during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. The allegations stem from ...[read more]
August 29, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
The European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo announced Monday that US prosecutor John Clint Williamson will lead an investigation into allegations that Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci participated in an organ trafficking scheme during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. Claims made in a report ...[read more]
February 17, 2011
by Daniel Makosky
UN Special Representative to Kosovo Lamberto Zannier on Wednesday requested that the UN Security Council open an independent investigation into alleged incidents of organ trafficking, inhuman treatment and other crimes by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. The ...[read more]
January 26, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) demanded Tuesday that Albania and Kosovo investigate and prosecute alleged incidents of organ trafficking, inhuman treatment and other crimes by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo. In a report, compiled by... ...[read more]
December 15, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
Kosovar Prime Minister Hasham Thaci was named Tuesday in a draft report by Council of Europe member Dick Marty as the "boss" of an illegal criminal enterprise that trafficked human organs and drugs during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. The report alleges that Thaci was the leader of the Kosovo ...[read more]
October 14, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
An international convention is needed to protect the victims of organ, tissue, and cell (OTC) trafficking, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Council of Europe (COE) and the UN. The report calls for a separate OTC convention in addition to the convention against human trafficking, ...[read more]

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