Kosovan leader backs down over organ report

Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has decided not to take action over a report by Swiss Senator Dick Marty into alleged post-war organ trafficking in Kosovo.

This content was published on November 3, 2011 - 15:05 and agencies

Marty’s 2010 report for the Council of Europe alleged that after the end of hostilities with Serbia in 1999, high-ranking members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) had been involved in the murder of mostly Serbian prisoners, whose organs were then trafficked.

Thaci and his government, as well as Albania, have denied Marty’s claims. When the report was made public, the Kosovo government responded by saying it would take “all necessary legal and political means” to counter the “fabrications”.

Thaci, part of a group in charge of the KLA at the time, was named in the report.

Deputy Prime Minister Hajredin Kuci told the Kosovo daily newspaper Koha Ditore that Thaci had opted not to take action as he had not been investigated by the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo.


The Council adopted Marty’s report in January and called for prompt action to determine whether the allegations were true.

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