PARIS, France – Bernard Kouchner again reacted violently after journalist Aymeric Caron told him that “Kosovo is a failed, mafia state whose bosses traffic drugs”.
“You are sick… How do you imagine organ trafficking in a country in which hospitals are without electricity,” said Kouchner as guest on French TV “France 2″.
Officials of the international police, who were in Kosovo at the time of Kouchner’s mandate, claim that the head of UNMIK had to have known about organ trafficking.
Four years ago, during his visit to Gracanica, Kouchner attacked a local reporter in similar way, when he also asked him questions related to organ trafficking.
Kouchner even asked him “what is that yellow house?”.
Bernard Kouchner is a French politician and physician. He is the co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Médecins du Monde.
On 15 July 1999, pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1244, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan nominated Kouchner as the second UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). He was replaced on 21 January 2001 by Danish Social Democrat Hans Hækkerup.
From 2007 until 2010, he was the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs in the center-right Fillon government under president Nicolas Sarkozy.
In 2010, the Jerusalem Post considered Bernard Kouchner the 15th most influential Jewish person in the world.