Category Archives: Serbia

Kosovo and Albania – ORGAN TRAFFICKING (Anatomy of a Crime)

Organ theft in Kosovo (sometimes also known as the “yellow house” case) refers to alleged organ harvesting and killing of an indeterminate number of “disappeared” people. Various sources estimate that the number of victims ranges from a “handful”, up to 50,] and between 24 to 100. The victims are believed to be mostly ethnic Serbian […]

The Ghosts of Medak Pocket: The Story of Canada’s Secret War

In one day in September 1993, in the process of aggressively shoring up the crumbling UN peacekeeping mission in Croatia, Canadian soldiers killed as many as 27 Croat soldiers in a series of firefights. Letting Canadians know of this little-known battle is nominally at the heart of journalist Carol Off’s The Ghosts of Medak Pocket, and […]

Doctors jailed for Kosovo organ trafficking

A Kosovo court has sentenced five doctors for up to eight years in prison for involvement in an international organ trafficking ring. A panel of two EU and one Kosovo judges gave Lutfi Dervishi, an ethnic Albanian and prominent urologist, the harshest term of eight years in prison for “organised crime and human trafficking” on […]

The War on Yugoslavia Twenty Years Later: NATO’s First ‘Humanitarian’ War

On March 24th 1999, following the failure of peace talks brokered by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the people of Yugoslavia writhed and screamed under a shower of deadly bombs raining down from the skies. [2][3] Over the course of a 78 day campaign, NATO would dispatch 35,000 combat operations over the sovereign state involving […]

Serbia’s president condemns ‘savage’ attack on PM at Srebrenica

Serbia’s president has spoken out against an attack that targeted his prime minister at the weekend during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, saying it recalled similar incidents prior to the 1990s Bosnia war. Tomislav Nikolić said the attack resembled a “lynching attempt” and warned adversaries against drawing Serbia into “new quarrels” 20 years […]

I fought at Medak Pocket. And I’ve never really left that dark, bloody place

Arriving in Zagreb, Croatia, in April of 1993 we stampeded down the stairs from the aircraft to the waiting minibus. It was garishly painted with no seats, just strategically placed poles. We crammed in and within milliseconds the air became almost solid with cigarette smoke. The nine-hour flight from Winnipeg hadn’t been aboard a smoke-free […]

Medak Pocket: Canada’s forgotten battle

MEDAK, CROATIA—Canadian veteran Rob Deans is still haunted by the shell-scarred ruins and forgotten landmines of Croatia’s Medak Pocket. It’s been 20 years since he was last here, but not a day goes by when he doesn’t think about this place. “I can picture the trees, the path, the burning garage, everything,” says Deans, who […]

Ghosts of Medak Pocket

Dedicated to the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group who served on Operation Harmony Rotation 2 as part of UNPROFOR in Croatia. Full link for this article: Click Here Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article (Blog, Post, Comments & Video) are those of the authors and […]

12 babies died 1992 despite numerous pleas

Croatian and Muslim armed forces blocked the “Posavski corridor” that connected Bosanska Krajina and Serbia. The corridor cut off Banja Luka from Serbia. Because of this, it was not possible to supply Banja Luka with oxygen by land. Only the air supply remained as an option, but it wasn’t possible either because of a flight ban over Bosnia and Herzegovina, imposed […]

Swiss approve extradition of Naser Orić to Bosnia

Switzerland is to extradite Naser Orić, a former Bosnian military commander, to Bosnia after arresting him in Geneva on June 10. He is wanted by the Serbian authorities on the grounds of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Orić was placed in detention in Switzerland pending extradition, based on an international arrest warrant from Serbia. […]