Thaci’s Lawyer: Where is the indictment on organ harvesting?
former president and ex-political representative of the Kosovo Liberation Army
(KLA), Hashim Thaci, has pleaded not guilty to all war crime charges during his
first appearance in the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in the Hague. “The
indictment is invalid, and I plead not guilty to all charges,” Thaci said.
lawyer Thaci, during the initial appearance
has asked the prosecutor of the case and the pre-trial judge of the Specialist
Chambers what has happened with the allegations on organ trafficking which led
to the establishment of the special court.
are the allegations on organ trafficking, because these were very important on
establishment of this court,” Hooper asked at the courtroom.
indictment against Hashim Thaci was confirmed on 26 October 2020. He was
arrested by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) on 5 November 2020 and
transferred to the Detention Facilities of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in
The Hague on the same day. In addition to Thaci part of the same indictment are
leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) Kadri Veseli, Nisma member Jakup
Krasniqi and Vetevendosje MP Rexhep Selimi.
indictment charges Hashim Thaçi, under various forms of criminal
responsibility, with war crimes and crimes against humanity under international