Kosovo: CoE endorses organ trafficking report

Kosovo: CoE endorses organ trafficking report

Via Deutsche Welle:
Kosovo's leadership found itself under pressure on Tuesday after the Council of Europe formally endorsed a report accusing senior members of the tiny Balkan nation's government of complicity in organ trafficking

The 27-page report, compiled last year by the body's special rapporteur, Dick Marty, implicated incumbent Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and other former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in charges that also included drug trafficking during and after the Kosovo War in the late 1990s.

Thaci is a former commander with the KLA, the guerrilla organization that fought Serbian control of the predominantly ethnic Albanian territory.

After voting overwhelmingly in support of the Marty report, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly demanded that the governments of Kosovo and Albania "initiate a serious and independent investigation" of the allegations.