April 18, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci on Thursday called on the nation's parliament to vote on creating a European Union-backed tribunal to investigate allegations of harvesting organs from dead Serbs during the 1990s Balkans war. In a press release, Thaci stated, "although the issue is completely ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) on Tuesday acquitted Fatmir Limaj, a close ally of Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, of war crimes charges. Limaj was accused of killing and torturing Serbian prisoners at a Kosovo Liberation Army-run detention camp. The case was marked by the ...[read more]
August 29, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 29, 2011, the European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo announced an investigation led by US prosecutor John Clint Williamson into claims that Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci participated in a human organ and drug trafficking scheme during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. Thaci denied all ...[read more]
February 17, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 17, 2008, the Assembly of Kosovo declared the country's independence from Serbia, formally marking the former Serbian province's bid to become a sovereign state. Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, President Fatmir Sejdiu, and members of parliament overwhelmingly approved the ...[read more]
August 29, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
The European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo announced Monday that US prosecutor John Clint Williamson will lead an investigation into allegations that Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci participated in an organ trafficking scheme during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. Claims made in a report ...[read more]
June 15, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The International Steering Group for Kosovo (ISG) urged the nation to strengthen its efforts in fighting organized crime and corruption, following a meeting with Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, according to local media. The ISG is made up of 25 countries that have ...[read more]
May 5, 2008
by Brett Murphy
New information concerning charges that separatist Kosovo Liberation Army leaders were involved in trafficking organs taken from Serb prisoners during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo justifies a probe into the allegations, Human Rights Watch said Monday. HRW urged Kosovo and Albania to launch an ...[read more]
April 8, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The Switzerland Foreign Ministry has barred former ICTY chief prosecutor and current Swiss ambassador to Argentina Carla Del Ponte from publicly promoting her new book The Hunt: Me and War Criminals, according to Tuesday reports. The Swiss government has said that statements made in the... ...[read more]
February 18, 2008
by Michael Sung
The Serbian Interior Ministry on Monday filed treason charges against Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, President Fatmir Sejdiu, and Speaker of Parliament Jakup Krasniqi, for their role in organizing the Assembly of Kosovo's Sunday declaration of independence from Serbia. Thaci, former lea... ...[read more]
February 17, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
The Assembly of Kosovo on Sunday declared the disputed territory independent from Serbia, formally marking the erstwhile Serbian province's bid to become an independent, democratic and sovereign state. Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, President Fatmir Sejdiu and members of... ...[read more]

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