A memo written in 1999 by journalist Michael #Montgomery, who investigated organ-#trafficking by #Kosovo terrorist after the #war.
Michael Montgomery investigation into wartime crimes in 1999 led him to uncover allegations about the trafficking of the organ of prisoners who had been abducted by the Kosovo #Liberation #Army.
“At that time we heard that there were people - #Serbs and some #Albanians loyal to the Serbian state - killed by Kosovo Liberation Army, and they simply vanished and it was very strange and we started looking into that,” Montgomery told the conference organised by #US magazine #Newsweek.
We got very good sources on the Kosovo Albanian side and we started talking with low levels of the #KLA and they started telling us these stories of captured civilians being moved across the border to Albania.Serb #prisoners were taken by KLA fighters to the farmhouse, now widely known as the ‘Yellow House’, to have their organs harvested for sale
” he continued.
The team found medical #equipment, including syringes, intravenous drip bags, and stomach tranquilisers at the Yellow House. However, this evidence was later destroyed by the ICTY (International #Criminal Tribunal for the Former #Yugoslavia)
after the investigation was dropped because there was not enough proof to mount prosecutions.
Montgomery’s initial investigation only become public when the ICTY’s former prosecutor, Carla del Ponte, published his original memo in her memoirs in 2009.
After Del Ponte published her book, the Council of Europe set up a team lead by rapporteur Dick Marty, who in 2011 published a report saying that evidence was mounting that groups including senior KLA #guerrillas had been part of an organ-#harvesting and trafficking network operating from a villa in the town of Fushe Kruje, #Albania, which was part of an established network.
KLA- Kosovo Liberation Army- paramilitary terrorist organization is closely linked to Al #Qaeda, through a men such as Al Qadi, #CIA agent and close acquaintance and money launderer of #Osama #Bin #Laden (ex-CIA agent himself wh
#Albania #criminals #killers #organtrafficking #Albanians #kosovoproject #albaner