facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Serbia demands justice on organ thefts

Dec. 20, 2010 at 1:21 PM   |   Comments

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Serbia is determined to see organ traffickers among Kosovo's leaders brought to justice, a Cabinet minister says.

Labor Minister Rasim Ljajic, who heads Serbia's Hague Cooperation Council, told B92 in Belgrade the government will mount "a diplomatic offensive in all international forums in order to bring this case to its conclusion."

Ljajic was going to Strasbourg, France, Monday to meet with the Council of Europe.

The council's investigator, Dick Marty, presented a report last week. The report names Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci as ringleader of a gang of organ traffickers in the Kosovo Liberation Army. Most of their victims are believed to have been Kosovo Serb civilians kidnapped in 1999 and 2000.

Ljajic said he will tell the council Serbia expects action on the report.

"Serbia is asking for nothing else than for the truth to be established about all accusations and, naturally, for justice to be done, because that is a condition for reconciliation in the region," he said.

Marty travels Monday to Moscow, where he will present his report to Russian officials.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last week the accusations, if true, constitute crimes against humanity.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
2
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
3
New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates
4
Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall
5
79-year-old woman survives in desert for 5 days 79-year-old woman survives in desert for 5 days
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback