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Un cetăţean israelian bănuit că a organizat în Kosovo o reţea internaţională de trafic de organe a fost arestat în Cipru, la solicitarea autorităţilor de la Pristina, au afirmat sâmbătă surse din poliţia kosovară citate de AFP.

Suspectul, prezentat cu iniţialele M.H., a fost arestat acum câteva zile în Cipru în baza unui mandat internaţional, a precizat purtătorul de cuvânt al poliţiei Baki Kelani.

Potrivit presei locale, este vorba de Moshe Harel, căutat din 2010 de autorităţile din Kosovo şi inculpat de asemenea de cele din Tel Aviv în 2015, alături de alţi şase israelieni, pentru presupusa lor apartenenţă la o reţea internaţională de trafic de organe şi grefe ilegale în Kosovo, Azerbaidjan, Sri Lanka şi Turcia.

În 2013, un tribunal european din Kosovo a condamnat cinci medici kosovari la pedepse de până la opt ani de închisoare pentru trafic de organe în Kosovo, într-un caz datând din 2008 şi având ramificaţii în diverse ţări din Europa, America de Nord şi Orientul Mijlociu. În 2016, Curtea supremă din Kosovo a anulat însă acel verdict şi a cerut un nou proces, care este în curs.

Conform procuraturii, la clinica Medicus din apropiere de Pristina au avut loc peste 30 de cazuri de prelevare şi transplant ilegal de rinichi în condiţii ilegale. Clinica a fost închisă în 2008, la izbucnirea scandalului. Donatorilor, care erau recrutaţi din Europa şi Asia centrală, li se promiteau câte 15.000 de euro, în timp ce beneficiarii operaţiilor erau dispuşi să dea până la 100.000 de euro pentru o astfel de intervenţie. Potrivit actului de acuzare, Moshe Harel era “creierul” reţelei, iar medicul turc Yusuf Ercin Sonmez, care încă nu a fost prins, ar fi fost cel care efectua intervenţiile.

Într-un raport publicat în 2011 cu privire la un presupus trafic de organe care ar fi avut în timpul războiului din Kosovo în 1998-1999 sub auspiciile gherilei kosovare, raportorul Consiliului Europei Dick Marty a evocat o legătură între respectivul trafic şi “cazul contemporan” de la clinica Medicus. Raportorul CoE a pus accentul atunci pe rolul jucat de Hashim Thaci, fost lider politic al UCK (Armata de eliberare din Kosovo) şi actual preşedinte kosovar.

Un tribunal special format din judecători şi procurori internaţionali creat la Haga în urma raportului lui Marty urmează să anunţe în scurt timp primele inculpări.

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Israeli suspected in organ trafficking arrested in Cyprus

Moshe Harel was accused by Kosovo of illegal medical procedures, organized crime in 2011, with Interpol issuing warrant for his arrest; located in Cyprus, Kosovo police seeks his extradition to stand trial; Harel allegedly part of organ trafficking ring arranging kidney transplants for rich Israelis.

Reuters|Published:  01.06.18 , 11:51

Reporting by Fatos Bytyci; Editing by Gareth Jones

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

An Israeli citizen accused of involvement in a human organ trafficking scandal in Kosovo a decade ago has been arrested in Cyprus and the authorities in Kosovar capital of Pristina have requested his extradition to face trial, police said on Friday.

A European Union prosecutor announced in 2011 that the Israeli, Moshe Harel, and a Turkish doctor named Yusuf Sonmez were accused of performing illegal medical procedures and involvement in organized crime in the southeastern European country. The pair is also wanted Interpol and international warrant for their arrest has been issued.

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Moshe Harel (Photo: AP)

Harel was arrested and questioned in 2008, but refused authorization to leave Kosovo and return to Israel, pending the investigation’s requirements. Kosovo authorities also stated Sonmez’s current whereabouts were unknown.

Harel and Sonmez’s network was exposed in 2008, when Kosovar police raided the clinic in which the operations were performed following suspicions that a Turkish man had sold his kidney to an Israeli citizen. He was found after the operation in the Pristina airport when he attempted to board a plane to Turkey, and was hospitalized.

Police accuse Harel of seeking out people in need of kidney transplants and of luring donors to Kosovo from Turkey and the ex-Soviet Union with the promise of up to 12,000 euros ($14,500) in payment.

Recipients, mainly Israelis but also some in Canada and Poland, paid between 80,000 and 100,000 euros for the organs. Some donors never received any money.

“Based on an international arrest warrant the suspect M.H. was arrested a few days ago in Cyprus. He has been a wanted person since 2010,” police spokesman Baki Kelani told Reuters.

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The arrest warrant filed to Interpol against Harel in 2008

Russia has also issued an international arrest warrant for Harel, who was arrested in Israel in 2012 in connection with a parallel investigation, but was not extradited to Kosovo, which has no diplomatic relations with Israel.

The director of the clinic where the operations were performed, urologist Lutfi Dervishi, was sentenced to eight years in jail for organized crime and human trafficking and his son Arban for seven years in 2013, though both men went into hiding and have not served their sentences.

In 2016 a Kosovo court ordered a retrial of doctors and officials convicted of involvement in the case and that trial is still ongoing. They have all denied any wrongdoing.

Police said Lutfi Dervishi had been recaptured last year and was among those now being retried. His son and Turkish doctor Sonmez are still at large.

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