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As the government has approved the Belgrade-Pristina agreement on Monday, the nationalist opposition Democratic Party of Serbia holds a protest.
Lutfi Dervishi, accused of being the leader of an illegal kidney-trading ring at Kosovo’s Medicus clinic, told his trial that he had never been part of a criminal plot.
Numerous officials and analysts commented on Twitter on what was dubbed as historic deal between Belgrade and Pristina.
Belgrade and Pristina finally agreed on the future of Serb-run North Kosovo in the tenth round of EU-led talks on Friday.
A EULEX prosecutor requested the Pristina court to return to detention the former KLA commander, Fatmir Limaj, charged with war crimes in Kosovo in 1999.
EULEX judges acquitted two persons charged with wartime rape and convicted only one of them, for unauthorised ownership, control, possession or use of weapons.
Medicus case EULEX prosecutor Jonathan Ratel said the traffickers were “well structured and acted in concert”, recalling that transplants were carried out without an official license.
Sami Lushtaku allegedly threatened another journalist - and called him “a Serbian spy”, too - as he did to BIRN Kosovo director Jeta Xharra, the court heard on Wednesday.
Belgrade and Pristina have still not agreed on the future of Serb-run North Kosovo after a ninth round of EU-led talks - but may have a last try on Friday.
The ninth round of Belgrade-Pristina talks, aimed at resolving the issue of North Kosovo, are underway in Brussels under the patronage of the EU foreign affairs chief, Catherine Ashton.
Kosovo's authority will be introduced to Serb-run northern Kosovo in three stages, BIRN can reveal, as Kosovo Serb leaders warn the EU-backed plan may prompt them to emigrate.