15 August 2009 | 10:45 | Source: Beta
BELGRADE -- Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukčević said that the arrest of a Serbs in Priština is an effort to discredit the organ trafficking investigation.
“The arrest of three Serbs in Priština and the broadcasting of recorded discussions on television in which, reportedly, they are trying to convince people to testify regarding organ trafficking, has the goal of compromising and belittling the war crimes prosecution’s investigation,” Vukčević told daily Politika.
He said that this is a “special war” with the goal of discrediting the entire investigation, and that it is being done now because the investigation of Council of Europe special investigator Dick Marty has started to yield results.
He said that the arrest of the three Serbs has nothing to do with the Serbian prosecution, and that it is obvious now that the Albanians want to defend themselves in some way.
“Why did the records appear now? Probably to protect some people, because we all know who was responsible for this,” Vukčević said.
He said that it is in the best interest of justice to objectively implement the investigation of the trafficking of organs allegedly harvested from Serbs that were kidnapped from Kosovo. He also said that he expects Marty to write an objective report in the end.
“What is happening in Albania is a problem of the Albanian state and they will face the consequences. No country that believes it is a democracy can stop the Council of Europe’s special investigator from implementing an investigation which has the goal of confirming the truth of the fate of many hundreds of people, in between 300 and 500 persons,” Vukčević said, referring to recent events in which the Council of Europe team was not allowed to enter the so-called “yellow house” in which the organs were allegedly harvest.