Kosovo still tense - envoy

2011-08-30 20:19

New York - The UN acting envoy to Kosovo says the situation is tense and unpredictable a month after a violent dispute with Serbia, which claims the region.

Farid Zarid is the acting special representative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Kosovo. He also updated the Security Council on Tuesday on the investigation into claims that Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci allegedly led a criminal network that sold organs of civilian captives during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

Thaci denies the allegations.

Zarid says the task force to investigate allegations raised in a report last year by Council of Europe investigator Dick Marty is expected to begin work in September.

US prosecutor John Clint Williamson has been named lead prosecutor.

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