November 26th 2012 04:06:06 PM
The Dutch: We’ll Take on the Easier Organ-trafficking Investigation. You Know, the One that isn’t Albanian-basedPosted by Julia Gorin
For a moment, I got excited. I thought perhaps a European government managed to hijack back the U.S.-hijacked KLA organs-harvesting “investigation,” which Washington’s dirty hands are busy burying.
Instead the report below is about the general, apolitical, ongoing illegal organs trade. So there is concern for the current and future victims of this underworld business. Still waiting for concern for 300 kidnapped, mostly Serb, victims — who, unlike the apolitical victims, never sought to sell an organ, and who were killed. But the world shits on Serb vital signs, and trembles at Albanian threats, and so it would rather roll up its sleeves for the usual — and yes, easier — stuff:
A Dutch medical research centre is to lead an international investigation into the trafficking of human organs.
The Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam says the project will be funded by the European Commission and will run for three years.
Researchers in Romania, Sweden, Bulgaria and Spain will also take part, as will the EU police agency Europol.
[Look how they all come together firmly to do something concrete when no government-connected Albanian culprits, nor largely Serbian victims, are involved.]
EU prosecutors are investigating organ transplants allegedly carried out illegally in Kosovo in 2008. [But not those carried out systematically in 1999 to fund Our Friends the KLA.]
In May several suspects were arrested in Israel.
Separately, a Council of Europe report released in December 2010 accused Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci - a former leader of the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) - of involvement in organ trafficking. He has denied the allegations.
[And the Europeans are letting Washington make them go away.]
Organs were allegedly taken from prisoners killed by the KLA after the 1999 war against Serb forces.
[But if you want to gather evidence on that, you’ll have to look in the incinerator, where the UN court filed it.]
There have been high-profile cases of illegal organ trafficking in the US and South Africa. Poverty has driven some people to sell one of their kidneys to illegal traders in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.[Whereas Albanians had driven Serb people to holding pens.]
“Donors, whether forced or not, often become victims of human trafficking. However, little is known about how often it occurs and how criminal organisations, physicians and others involved operate.”
[Perhaps we might have known more by now if in 1999 NATO troops hadn’t been directed away from the holding pens whenever they got close, by Bernard Kouchner’s UN in Kosovo — Doctor Without Borders, or Boundaries, indeed.]
The findings will be discussed at an international conference in 2014. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime is also involved in the project.