Kosovo court orders retrial of men convicted of organ trafficking

December 30, 2016 19:13

PRISTINA  - Kosovo's Supreme Court ordered a retrial of doctors and officials convicted of involvement in an organ trafficking ring that performed dozens of illegal kidney transplants between 2006 and 2008, in a ruling published on Friday.

The European police and justice mission in Kosovo (EULEX), established to help the Balkan country develop its justice system, said it was disappointed with the ruling.The ring acted out of the Medicus clinic on a residential road on the outskirts of the capital Pristina.

Kidney donors from Turkey and poor parts of the former Soviet Union were promised 10,000-12,000 euros, while recipients, mainly Israelis, paid 80,000-100,000 euros for the organs, an earlier hearing heard.

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