An EU investigation into criminal activity during the 1999 Kosovo war has found that several Serbian soldiers were killed by Albanian militants for the purposes of organ trafficking.
An EU investigation into criminal activity during the 1999 Kosovo war has found that a “handful” of Serbian soldiers were killed by Albanian militants for the purposes of organ trafficking.
Special Investigative Task Force chief Cliff Williamson announced the findings at a news conference in Brussels late last month.
Williamson said that “less than ten” soldiers were killed and their bodies smuggled to Albania for organ harvesting.
The fact that there were only a few victims, Williamson remarked, does not diminish the savagery of the crime: “even one person was subjected to such a horrific practice, and we believe a small number were, that is a terrible tragedy”.
He did say, however, that accusations of widespread organ harvesting have caused unnecessary trauma for families of missing soldiers.
The investigative committee does not currently have enough evidence to initiate prosecution but will continue its investigation.
Serbian soldiers killed for their organs, says EU task force
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