Under NATO there is no freedom of speech. Under NATO occupation, before the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, activists and people who spoke openly about human rights or even the rights of Serbia under the Dayton Accords, were taken to US military bases and beaten, if all other attempts to silence their voices failed.
Organs of Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian donors were illegally transplanted to clients coming to Kosovo’s capital of Pristina from the US, Israel, Germany, Canada and Poland, a new OSCE report says.
At the age of 15 on a riverbank he was shot eight times just for being Serbian. He survived and a few days later during the religious holiday of Transfiguration he was out of his coma. But until now he has not received an answer to his question: who shot the children bathing in the river near the Kosovo village of Gorazdevac on August 13, 2003? In his interview to the Voice of Russia Bogdan Bukumiric tells a wonderful story of his rescue.
A UN war crimes court has acquitted Kosovo’s ex-Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on all counts.
The UN Mission to Kosovo should not remain passive in the face of growing problems concerning the protection of national minorities.
Chief prosecutor of the Hague tribunal for former Yugoslavia Paul Rogers has demanded that former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinai be sentenced to 20 years in jail for war crimes committed during Kosovo’s separation conflict in 1998 and 99.
Moscow calls for “…a full investigation into the crimes alleged to have been committed in Kosovo, including illegal human organ trafficking." This was stated at a meeting of the UN Security Council by Russia's permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin.
A protest action of Kosovo Serbs against violence with impunity has taken place in Kosovo. The motive for the rally was the murder of a Serb, Sava Moysich, on November 9 in the village Brdzhani inhabited by Serbs and Albanians. 2 other young men received firearm injuries. The crime, under investigation by Albanian police, hasn’t yet been solved.
The EU mission in Kosovo is investigating accusations in a Pristina newspaper that Prime Minister Hashim Thaci embezzled tens of millions of euros from funds earmarked to procure arms for his police force. In February 2008, his administration declared unilateral independence from Serbia. (RIAN)
The sudden death of the main witness in the case of the so-called “Kosovo Liberation Army”, Agim Zogaj, won’t create serious obstacles for the investigation. His testimonies will remain in force even after his death, representatives of the EU’s Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo say. Zogaj was found dead in Germany on Wednesday.
A key witness in the case of war crimes committed by the Albanian side in the conflict in Kosovo from 1998 to 1999, has been found dead in Germany.
For the first time since the proclamation of Kosovo region’s independence from Serbia in February 2008, a well-known Albanian politician suspected of war crimes against Serbs has been arrested. Fatmir Limaj, a deputy of Kosovo parliament has been placed under house arrest.
The former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Carla del Ponte, says that she is prepared to lead an independent inquiry into trade in human parts in the Serbian breakaway province of Kosovo. She claims she is aware of the circumstances of the case and the people involved.
Russia backs the involvement of the UN in reaching a settlement in Kosovo and leading a probe into human organ trafficking there, Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Thursday.
Russia stands for an international investigation of facts of the Kosovo leaders’ possible involvement in organ trafficking described in a PACE report. This was declared by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a press-conference following the talks with his Serbian counterpart Vuk Jeremic in Belgrade.
Judicial authorities in Austria continue to consider the case of the former Bosnian General Jovan Divjak, who is wanted by Serbia in connection with the killing of 42 and the wounding of 73 Yugoslav soldiers in an incident in May 1992. The soldiers were attacked in the process of an orderly pullout from the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.
The notorious report on human organ trafficking and other atrocities committed by Kosovo’s leadership, which was recently submitted to the PACE by Swiss Senator Dick Marty, is shocking not only as far as its content is concerned.
Belgrade's Politika newspaper accused Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha of being one of the main arms smugglers during the war in Kosovo in 1998-1999. He was also charged with being linked to organ trafficking. The newspaper is citing sources in Serbia’s Prosecutor’s Office.
Back on Thursday, the Council of Europe approved a report by the Swiss senator Dick Marty with accusations that in the late 1990s the current Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi ran illegal trade in human transplant material.
In an interview with Swiss media Carla Del Ponte, former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, has supported the efforts of Swiss senator Dick Marty to investigate military crimes in Kosovo. On Thursday, at PACE juridical commission's meeting in Paris, Dick Marty presented his report on organ trafficking in Kosovo in late 90-s.