Carla del Ponte: Kosovo leaders kidnapped Serbs and sold their organs
Carla del Ponte, a former prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague, now Switzerland’s Ambassador to Argentina, made a sensational announcement. Her autobiographical book “The Hunt” reveals that Serbian men have been kidnapped and their organs were sold to international traffickers.
Carla del Ponte’s announcements have already caused the criminal case institution in Serbia. District Court of Belgrade has already started the hearing of 300 young Serbians being kidnapped in the summer of 1999, who as del Ponte claims, were transported to Albania and had there their internal organs removed.
These villainous crimes, compared just to the horrors of Third Reich, were held by the leaders of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) whose co-leader was the present-day prime minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci. His profile, gathered by his opponents, contains the evidence of dozens of crimes made by him as a field commander against the Serbians in Kosovo.
According to Simo Spasich, the head of the Missing in Action Families Union, he met Carla del Ponte several times and gave her the documents, containing evidence of Kosovo’s Serbians kidnapping and killing in concentration camps. However even after the prosecutor visited the house where the organs have been removed, in the town of Burel in the north of Albania, to see herself medical equipment and blood that proved del Ponte was right, no further investigation was proposed.
Belgrade ’s Press shows the evidence that many Serbian organizations tried to make ICTY investigate crimes made by Albanians in Kosovo, mailed detailed maps of the concentration camps in the north of Kosovo and in the north of Albania. However, no investigation was ever initiated. In the recent interview to the Italian La Stampa Carla del Ponte convinced that today a war criminal’s pursuit is connected with solely politics. It’s not by chance that her book was released only after Prishtina proclaimed independence.
According to Belgrade’s newspaper “The Press”, the entire criminal business was controlled personally by Hashim Thaci. He earned millions of dollars on human organs’ trade. This is what the former judge of the District court of Pristina Danic Marincovic tried to say during the proceedings against Slobodan Milosevic in the Hague. She also said that the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), headed at that time by France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bernar Kushner, prohibited from investigation of the cases of people disappearance and kidnapping.
Meanwhile Carla del Ponte and her former helpmate Florance Artman state that the Un administration, under which jurisdiction the country has been existing for many years, prohibited from the attempts to charge Albanians. In one of the interviews Artman confessed that it was the members of the UNMIK that didn’t let “iron Carla” institute a criminal case against Albanians that kidnapped people and traded their organs.
Translated by Lena Ksandinova