Council of Europe special rapporteur Dick Marty in Kosovo visit

Council of Europe special rapporteur Dick Marty is visiting Kosovo regarding the alleged crimes of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army in north Albania.

Marty arrived in Kosovo on Monday afternoon, that he will stay until Wednesday, and that two investigators have come along with him.

Marty is investigating claims that former KLA members were involved with the trafficking of organs harvested from imprisoned Serbs during the Kosovo conflict in 1999.

Marty’s visit is “secret and his agenda was not publicized”, reports say.

Also in Priština, EULEX spokesman Christophe Lamfalussy confirmed that Marty is in Kosovo and that we will be meeting with EULEX officials and officials of other organizations.

Kosovo government spokesperson Memli Krasniqi said that the Kosovo prime minister does not have a scheduled meeting with Marty in the coming two days.

The newspaper that Marty “could be meeting with officials of the Kosovo Justice Ministry”.

But this ministry stated that its minister does not have a meeting scheduled with Marty either.

Marty was in Belgrade two months ago, where he met with Serbian officials about the suspicions regarding the kidnappings of Serbs and other non-Albanians and human trafficking activity, in a case investigated by the Serbian War Crimes Prosecution, and known informally as the Yellow House.

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