15 October 2010
Today the SPRK filed an indictment against 5 defendants for trafficking in human organs, organized crime, unlawful exercise of medical activities and abusing official authority. The indictment was filed at the District Court of Prishtinë/Priština. Among the defendants, are doctors and a person that previously worked at a senior level in the Ministry of Health.
The trafficking of organs, on an international level, related to the MEDICUS clinic in 2008 in Pristina. The case concerns the removal of organs ie kidneys. The ‘’donators’’ and receivers of organs were of different nationalities.
The case was initiated by Kosovo and UNMIK police officers in November 2008. EULEX Executive Police continued the investigations under the supervision of the SPRK. EULEX Judges are assigned to this case.