Serbian radicals express regret with Karadzic arrest - July 22, 2008 - Belgrade. The Deputy Chairman of the Serbian Radical Party Tomislav Nikolic said that Radovan Karadzic was not a war criminal and his only problem was the fact that he was a Serb, RIA Novosti reports.
This is a difficult day in the Serbian history, because Radovan Karadjic was captured, Nikolic said, speaking with journalists in Belgrade.
Bosnian Serb Hardliners 'Angry' at Arrest - July 22, 2008 - Serbian Democratic Party members from Republika Srpska consider that the arrest of the former leader is shameful, adding that they do not believe that the Hague Tribunal is impartial. The Serbian Democratic Party, SDS, which was led by Radovan Karadzic for many years, is surprised by his arrest. Its members do not believe that he will have a fair trial before the Hague Tribunal, which they consider as "an anti-Serbian court".
"We are surprised. The arrest of Radovan Karadzic comes as a consequence of the establishment of new government in Serbia. In general, we do not trust the Hague Tribunal. We consider that it does not bring justice, and, as proven so many times up to now, this is a political court," says Mladen Bosic, current SDS president.
Besides those who share Karadzic's political ideas, members of the Serbian Radical Party of Republika Srpska and members of "Vojislav Seselj's" Radical Party are disappointed by the arrest. Milanko Mihajlica, President of the Serbian Radical Party, told reporters that Karadzic's arrest represents "the biggest Serbian dishonor, misery and orchestrated historical deception".
Mirko Blagojevic, President of "Vojislav Seselj's" Serbian Radical Party, says that he was "very upset" when he heard about the arrest of Radovan Karadzic, adding that he tried to hide "tears from his family".
"I was up all night. This is very hard. One should not be ashamed of crying about a man like Radovan Karadzic, who will be handed over to a political, anti-Serbian court," Blagojevic told Justice Report.
"I must say that I am unhappy. Those who feel happy today, do not have any reasons for that. Karadzic did so many things to preserve peace in Bosnia and to save the Serbian people, whose leader he once was," Blagojevic said...
Whatever will the Serb-haters whine about now?