05 Nov 15 Kosovo Organ Traffickers Appeal Against Convictions

Five men who were found guilty of participating in an illegal kidney-trading ring at a Pristina clinic told an appeals court judge that they are innocent and their trial was flawed.

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08 Oct 15 Ex-KLA Fighter Detained Over Crimes in Albania

Kosovo court ordered a month's detention for former Kosovo Liberation Army leader Xhemshit Krasniqi, suspected of carrying out war crimes in Albania.

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04 Sep 15 Kosovo Organ-Trafficking: How the Claims were Exposed

A memo written in 1999 by journalist Michael Montgomery, who investigated alleged organ-trafficking by Kosovo guerrillas after the war, ultimately led to the establishment of a new war crimes court.

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29 May 15 Kosovo Postpones Vote on Wartime Crime Court

The Kosovo parliament postponed a vote on amendments to the constitution whose aim was to enable the formation of a special court on the wartime crimes of the Kosovo Liberation Army.

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05 May 15 Kosovo Serbs Say President’s Plan is ‘Last Hope’

Kosovo Serbs hope that President Tomislav Nikolic’s new ‘Kosovo platform’ will finally address the longstanding issue of Serbs who were abducted or went missing during and after the war.

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09 Jan 15 New Kosovo War Court Remains Under Wraps

Kosovo’s parliament is due to pass legislation setting up a new EU-backed special court to try war crimes, but exact details about the nature of the court are still unknown.

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09 Jan 15 New Kosovo War Court Remains Under Wraps

Kosovo’s parliament is due to pass legislation setting up a new EU-backed special court to try war crimes, but exact details about the nature of the court are still unknown.

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11 Dec 14 EU Names New Kosovo Tribunal Chief Prosecutor

US lawyer David Schwendiman will be the chief prosecutor of the new special war crimes court that is expected to prosecute senior Kosovo Liberation Army figures, BIRN has learned.

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01 Oct 14 Kosovo Political Crisis Delays New War Crimes Court

While Kosovo remains without a government, the new special court to try Kosovo Liberation Army war crimes suspects cannot start work as planned in January, BIRN has learned.

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04 Sep 14 Dutch Hunt for Alleged Kosovo Organ Trafficking Doctor

Dutch police are seeking to arrest doctor Yusuf Sonmez, accused by EU prosecutors in Kosovo of organised crime and people trafficking from a Pristina clinic where organ-trading took place.

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02 Sep 14 Serbia Locates Alleged Organ Trafficking Doctor

The Serbian authorities say that doctor Yusuf Sonmez, who is accused by the EU rule-of-law of mission in Kosovo of people trafficking and organised crime, has been located in Amsterdam.

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30 Jul 14 War Veterans Condemn EU’s Kosovo Crimes Report

Kosovo’s War Veterans Association said that a new EU report stating that senior Kosovo Liberation Army officials will be prosecuted for crimes against humanity was “ridiculous”.

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30 Jul 14 Council of Europe Hails Kosovo Organ-Trafficking Revelations

The European rights body welcomed an EU report accusing senior Kosovo Liberation Army figures of post-war crimes and saying there were compelling indications of organ-trafficking by fighters.

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29 Jul 14 Serbia Welcomes EU’s Kosovo Crimes Report

The Serbian government welcomed an EU task force announcement about indictments for alleged Kosovo Liberation Army crimes against Serbs, but said justice will only be done when perpetrators are convicted.

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29 Jul 14 New Kosovo Prosecutions ‘Offer Justice for Abducted Serbs’

An EU task force report announcing prosecutions of senior Kosovo Liberation Army members for crimes against humanity after the 1999 war could end impunity, said human rights group Amnesty International.

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