13 Jan 18 Kosovo Requests Extradition of Organ Trafficking Suspect

Kosovo authorities requested the extradition of Moshe Harel, an Israeli citizen accused of being involved in organ- trafficking from Kosovo’s Medicus clinic in 2008.

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06 Jan 18 Cyprus Arrests Kosovo Organ-Trafficking Suspect

Moshe Harel, an Israeli citizen accused of being involved in organ-trafficking from Kosovo’s Medicus clinic in 2008, was arrested in Cyprus after years of being listed as wanted by Interpol.

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25 Oct 17 Nurse Retracts Testimony in Kosovo Organ-Trafficking Trial

At the retrial of three Kosovo men accused of trafficking in human organs, a nurse who worked at the Medicus clinic near Pristina denied a statement she signed ten years ago about the removal of patients’ kidneys.

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21 Sep 17 Kosovo Clinic ‘Removed Patients’ Kidneys Unnecessarily’

A forensics expert told the retrial of three men originally convicted of involvement in organ-trafficking from the Medicus clinic in Kosovo that two patients had their kidneys removed for no medical reason.

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06 Jul 17 Kosovo Organ-Trafficking Retrial Opens in Pristina

The retrial of three men originally convicted of involvement in organ-trafficking from the Medicus clinic near the Kosovo capital began at Pristina Basic Court.

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05 Jan 17 Kosovo Organ-Trafficking Retrial Disappoints EU Mission

The EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo expressed disappointment after the Supreme Court ordered a retrial of three men convicted of involvement in organ-trafficking from the Medicus clinic near Pristina.

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15 Jun 16 EU Cash Brings Kosovo War Crimes Court Closer

The approval of a one-year budget for the specialist chambers brings the Hague-based war-crimes court one step closer to operation.

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17 May 16 New Kosovo War Court Awaits Dutch MPs’ Approval

The new court in The Hague which will try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters is still waiting for the Dutch parliament’s ratification and for the EU to supply its budget.

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25 Mar 16 Convicted Kosovo Organ Trafficker Dodges Jail

Arban Dervishi, who was convicted of organ-trafficking from the Medicus clinic in Pristina, defied the court’s ruling and did not go to prison as ordered on Friday.

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04 Mar 16 Kosovo’s Thaci ‘Not Immune from War Crimes Prosecution’

David Schwendiman, the chief prosecutor of the new Kosovo special war crimes court, said that the election of Hashim Thaci as the country’s president does not give him immunity from prosecution.

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03 Mar 16 Three Kosovo Organ Traffickers’ Jail Sentences Upheld

Pristina’s appeals court confirmed the jailing of three men convicted of organised crime in connection with organ-trafficking at Kosovo’s Medicus clinic in 2008, but two others were acquitted.

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01 Mar 16 Kosovo President Criticised for Signing War Court Deal

Legal experts argued that an agreement signed by President Atifete Jahjaga with the Netherlands to host a new court to try Kosovo Liberation Army members should have been approved by parliament.

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11 Feb 16 Serbia Asks Nigeria to Grill Organ Trade Witness

Serbia's war crimes prosecution has asked Nigeria to quizz a senior doctor who has accused a state governor and Kosovo’s foreign minister Hashim Thaci of trafficking in human organs.

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10 Feb 16 Turkish Organ-Trafficking Suspect Gives Statement in Pristina

Kenan Demirkol, a Turkish doctor accused of organ-harvesting by the Kosovo authorities, has given a statement in Pristina in exchange of the suspension of an Interpol warrant for his arrest.

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15 Jan 16 The Hague to Host New Kosovo War Court

The long-anticipated special court to try senior Kosovo Liberation Army fighters for war crimes and post-war offences will be set up in The Hague this year, it has been announced.

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