Albanian Parliament adopts resolution on Dick Marty report

The Parliament of Albania unanimously adopted on Thursday a resolution aimed at rejecting accusations of organ trafficking during the war in Kosovo, allegations which originate from Dick Marty’s report at the Council of Europe.

During the parliament, session accusations were exchanged between the Socialist Party and the Democratic Party, about their role in the Kosovo war and in relation to the accusations against the former leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army.

Prime Minister and leader of the Socialist Party, Edi Rama said earlier on Thursday that the adoption of the resolution aims to restore the dignity of the Albanian people and the fighters of the Kosovo Liberation Army.

“Albania will deal with the damaged reputation of the Albanian people and will do so with dignity. The voice of Albania will be heard in Strasbourg … This investigation process has not brought any justice, but it has made victims of the main figures of the KLA,” he said.

The resolution seeks to declare unfounded the allegations of organ trafficking and asks the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to review the resolution approving the report of the Swiss senator, Dick Marty, and the accusations raised, which it assesses as “unsubstantiated, unproven and not based on evidence and facts”.