Kosovo PM Thaci to be investigated on Marty Report allegations

Dick-HashimPRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo media widely covered the intention of the European Union (EU) to investigate accusations of the Dick Marty Report. The Council of Europe Ra- pporteur, Senator Dick Marty, in his report from December 2010 claims that members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in the time from 1998 to 2000 were involved in organ trading and organized crime. A special focus is given on the so called Drenica Group of the former KLA commander, current Kosovo Prime Minister and Head of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) Hashim Thaci. Read the rest of this entry »


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Kosovo Parliament to investigate on illegal Secret Service SHIK

Florin-KrasniqiPRISTINA, Kosovo – Following an initiative of the “Alliance for the future of Kosovo” (AAK),  the parliament of Kosovo will investigate on the activities of the informal Kosovo-Albanian war-time and post-war secret service organization SHIK (resp. K-SHIK, to distinguish it from the Albanian intelligence agency). Florin Krasniqi, head of the parliamentarian committee for the supervision of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency (KIA), by Kosovar media was quoted as saying he would “go till the end and find out the truth about the 10 years of work done by SHIK”. In this context MP Krasniqi, who belongs to the oppositional “Movement for Self-Determination” (LVV), emphasized the need to establish an according investigating committee, addressing “SHIK’s past and all its files”.  …

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