"Special court for Kosovo crimes to be set up in Hague"
BRUSSELS -- Those accused of organ harvesting and trafficking will be tried before a special court in The Hague and not in Priština as sought by the Kosovo government.
This was reported by Tanjug, which said it learned this from diplomatic sources in Brussels.
The cases concern crimes that are the subject of a report by former Council of Europe rapporteur Dick Marty.
After several months of consultation behind closed doors, the EU member states have decided that persons who happen to be linked to the allegations about organ theft in Kosovo by John Clint Williamson, head of the special investigating team dealing with the case, will be on trial in the Netherlands, a Brussels-based diplomat told Tanjug on the condition of anonymity.
To provide adequate protection of witnesses and other participants in the process would be impossible in Priština, Tanjug’s source said.
The decision brought an end to an offensive Kosovo government campaign waged by Hhasim Thaci to hold a trial in Priština with the participation of Kosovo judges and prosecutors.
Dick Marty’s report points to crimes committed by members of the former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) against Serbs, Roma and “disloyal” Albanians after the withdrawal of Serbian military and police forces from Kosovo in 1999.
The part of the report that got the most public attention is the one containing allegations about organ harvesting of kidnapped civilians in the so-called “Yellow House” in Albania and illicit trafficking of these organs.
The task force led by Williamson has been investigating the allegations from Marty’s report for almost four years now.
March 31, 2014 | 13:40 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Vuk Drašković says that "Slobodan Milošević stood behind all political assassinations organized and carried out by the state security service of Milošević."
March 28, 2014 | 09:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Special Court in Belgrade placed in detention on Thursday Jasna Matić and three other heads of SIEPA for up to 30 days.
March 27, 2014 | 14:22 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- The Serbian special prosecutor for organized crime and investigators of the prosecutor's office of Bosnia-Herzegovina questioned Stanko Kojić a.k.a. Geza.
March 27, 2014 | 09:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- By the decision of the Kosovska Mitrovica Basic Court, lawyers Dejan A. Vasić and Faruk Korenica were released from custody on Wednesday.
March 26, 2014 | 10:54 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Bar Association of Serbia has reacted to the arrest of lawyers Dejan Vasić and Faruk Korenica from Kosovska Mitrovica and the raiding of their premises.
March 26, 2014 | 10:00 | Source: B92, Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Former Minister of Telecommunications Jasna Matić was arrested on Wednesday morning, it has been confirmed.
March 25, 2014 | 17:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE, ZVEČAN -- Aleksandar Vulin says the arrest of lawyers Dejan Vasić and Faruk Korenica "represents further pressure on Serbs in northern Kosovo."
March 25, 2014 | 16:33 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
GRADINA -- The Serbian border police have seized 4.9 kilograms of heroin at the Gradina crossing, on the border with Bulgaria.
March 25, 2014 | 10:04 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The EULEX police last night arrested lawyer Dejan Vasić from Kosovska Mitrovica. Radio Kontakt Plus reports that another person has been detained.
March 25, 2014 | 09:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The legal team defending Oliver Ivanović warned on Monday that a "Hague scenario was now at work in Kosovo and Metohija."