Skip to comments.Kosovo Albanians won't launch organ trafficking probe
Posted on 04/13/2008 11:47:20 AM PDT by kronos77
PRIŠTINA -- The Kosovo Albanian government will not investigate Carla Del Ponte's claims that Kosovo Serbs were kidnapped to have their organs removed.
This was reported today in Priština by the Albanian language daily Express.
The former chief Hague prosecutor, now Switzerland's ambassador to Argentina, wrote in her book "The Hunt" that she investigated allegations that after the end of the 1999 war in the province, some 300 Kosovo Serbs were kidnapped, transported to Albania, where they had their organs removed, after which they were killed and buried in mass graves.
She also said the 2003 probe into the case "could not proceed", and named the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA, as being behind the alleged atrocity.
Today, Express quoted Kosovo's deputy premier Hajredin Kuchi as saying that "such slander by Del Ponte serves to justify unfounded accusations against former KLA fighters".
Kosovo's prime minister, Hashim Thaci, is one of the former leaders of the KLA.
The daily adds that the Human Rights Watch request to Thaci to start an investigation into the allegations, made public this week, "will also not be considered".
As for the leading Kosovo Albanian human rights NGO, Council for Human Rights and Freedoms, they dismissed the Del Ponte claims as "pure lies".
"The Kosovo government made the mistake of not reacting in time. They should have reacted and raised an indictment against Del Ponte for slander," the group's chairman Bedzet Shala said.
Another former KLA leader, Ramush Haradinaj, who was recently acquitted by the Hague Tribunal of charges that included 1998 murders, torture and rape of Serbs, other non-Albanians and Albanians seen as loyal to Serbia, joined Shala in his request to start legal proceedings against Del Ponte.
Why would the KLA need to investigate the charges since they are the ones who did it?
It’s like OJ searching for the “real killer” except our Dhimmwit brigade wouldn’t be posting in support of OJ.
Where’s all the anti-Serb posters who defend Klintoon’s undeclared (therefore illegal) war against Serbia?
Not so long ago, the Kosovo Albanian terrorist cabal was calling Del Ponte their good friend!!!!
Now we see them talking out of both sides of their mouth, in a futile effort to cover up their guilt.
"Yeah, I guess the jig is up. You caught us and we did it"?
That's crazy. Of course they are going to act "outraged" and call Carla "a liar"! What else can they do?
But they are not going to be able to get the stink of this off of them either, unless there is an investigation and they are cleared -- even then, the accusation alone by someone like del Ponte (known NOT to be sympathetic to the Serbs)is devastating for them.
ah the fake state of “kosovo”
perhaps we should consider barf alerts for articles that refer to kosovo as a seperate “nation”.
There was an article about this in the Wall Street Journal, albeit towards the opinion section but there none the less.
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