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  • Serbia holds Croatia war crimes suspect Goran Hadzic

    07/20/2011 5:06:31 PM PDT · by LjubivojeRadosavljevic · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | July, 20, 2011 | BBC
    Serbian authorities have arrested Goran Hadzic, the last remaining fugitive war crimes suspect sought by the UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr Hadzic, now 52, led Serb separatist forces during Croatia's 1991-1995 war. Within hours of the arrest, a Serbian court approved his extradition to the Hague. He has been charged with the murder of hundreds of non-Serbs. The arrest comes less than two months after Serbia caught former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic. Serbian President Boris Tadic confirmed Mr Hadzic's arrest at a news conference. He said the suspect had been detained early on Wednesday in the...
  • UN knew about Kosovo organ trafficking, report says

    02/16/2011 7:57:43 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 54 replies
    By FRANCE 24 ^ | 16/02/2011
    A classified document obtained by FRANCE 24 suggests the United Nations knew about organ trafficking in postwar Kosovo as early as 2003, five years before prosecutors in The Hague first raised the issue. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was expected to deliver a report on the situation in Kosovo to the Security Council in New York on Wednesday, reaffirming UN support for investigations into human organ trafficking during Kosovo’s postwar period. But a classified document obtained by FRANCE 24 indicates the UN knew of trafficking well before the issue was first raised by Carla del Ponte, a former prosecutor at...
  • Irrefutable Proof ICTY Is Corrupt Court

    02/12/2010 6:20:47 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 4 replies · 190+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | Jill Starr
    Irrefutable Proof the Hague Court Cannot Legitimately Prosecute Karadzic Case (The Documentary Secret United Nations ICC Meeting Papers Scanned Images) This legal technicality indicates the Hague must dismiss charges against Dr Karadzic and others awaiting trials in the Hague jail; like it or not. Unfortunately for the Signatures Of the Rome Statute United Nations member states instituting the ICC & ICTY housed at the Hague, insofar as the, Radovan Karadzic, as with the other Hague cases awaiting trial there, I personally witnessed these United Nations member states openly speaking about trading judicial appointments and verdicts for financial funding when...
  • When Goldstone Indicted a Fictional Character (and a Dead Man)

    09/29/2009 10:35:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 601+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/29/09 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    ( Judge Richard Goldstone, whose recent United Nations Human Rights Council investigation purported to find evidence of Israeli war crimes in Gaza, once indicted a fictional Serbian character and a dead man for war crimes as well. As in Gaza, those indictments were also allegedly based on "eyewitness testimony." The problem for NATO forces in tracking down the serial rapist was that Gruban from Bijelo Polje, also known as Gruban Malic, is a fictional character. established by the United Nations in 1993. In 1995, one year into his term as chief ICTY prosecutor, Goldstone presented an indictment of several Serbs...
  • Karadzic plan to expose alleged US freedom pact (Linked to Holbrooke and Notsobright

    07/31/2008 1:06:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 217+ views
    The Age | August 1, 2008 | Selma Milovanovic and Alix Rijckaert
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  • Bankruptcy of Moral Values: Butchering of Serbs condoned by the West

    04/24/2008 3:49:30 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 10 replies · 637+ views
    Serbianna ^ | 17 April 2008 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    The Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), since its inception in 1993 has been assailed by many as a NATO political instrument to justify dismemberment of Yugoslavia and NATO aggressions. It has been essentially a rogue court with rigged rules and scandalous protocol to achieve political objective to convict. Some judges did not hear about the Balkans until they arrived in The Hague. John Laughland wrote: “It is not victor’s justice; it is no justice at all.” The Tribunal’s verdict for the Serbs was predetermined –all would be found guilty. Over its 15 years of existence, the Tribunal has indicted...

    05/30/2007 6:35:21 AM PDT · by Valin · 6 replies · 644+ views
    AKI ^ | 5/30/07
    Belgrade, 30 May (AKI) - Serbia’s special prosecutor for war crimes on Wednesday ordered the detention of twelve people on suspicion of having committed war crimes against Croatian civilians in October 1991, during the war following Croatia's secession from former Yugoslavia. The prosecution said in a statement that during two and a half years of investigations more than 50 people have been questioned "and extensive material evidence has been collected". It said that four members of the former Yugoslav Army, civilians and members of a paramilitary group “Dusan Silni” were suspected of “torturing, inhumane treatment and killing 70 civilians” in...

    - Serbian newspapers have hailed nationalist leader and war crimes indictee Seselj’s interruption of a 28-day hunger strike in the Hague jail as a great victory against the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. "Seselj checkmates the Hague," said daily Glas javnosti in a front page article. ;Victory against the Hague and hunger,; said daily Kurir. Other media gave great publicity to Seselj’s decision to break off his hunger strike late on Friday, after the UN tribunal fulfilled most of his demands which prompted him to strike. Seselj, the leader of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party - Serbia's largest party...
  • Seselj Calls Court a “Theatrical Production” (UN Cangaroo Court)

    09/16/2006 6:47:35 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 1 replies · 149+ views
    Serbian ultra-nationalist leader puts on a show at his latest court appearance. By Katy Glassborow in The Hague (TU No 468, 15-Sep-06) Journalists and members of the public who squeezed into the tiny public gallery of the Hague tribunal’s Courtroom Two had a ringside seat this week for another signature performance from Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj. Seselj – famous for the obscene language and insults he hurls at the court – referred to the defence lawyer whom trial judges had assigned to him as “that man with the bird’s nest on his head” and was sent out at...

    09/13/2006 9:15:36 AM PDT · by joan · 27 replies · 510+ views
    Sense news agency ^ | September 12, 2006
    In their additional analysis of the autopsy results, the Dutch pathologists could not resolve the mystery: why is the mark on Milan Babic’s neck narrower than the belt he used to hang himself? The public prosecutor’s office in The Hague will not reopen the case, while Judge Parker believes that the Tribunal should not conduct any further enquiries into the matter The fact that the mark on Milan Babic’s neck is narrower than the belt he used to hang himself is “exceptionally uncommon, but not completely impossible,” the additional report filed by the Dutch Institute for Forensic Medicine notes. The...
  • Justice or Vindictive Triumph?

    08/25/2006 1:09:38 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Is the indictment by the Hague Tribunal of Ratko Mladic on war crimes charges based on “justice” or “vindictive triumph”, revenge and retribution? Is he indicted because he prevented NATO expansion and US penetration into Southeastern Europe? Is his greatest crime opposition to the US and NATO and the EU? One person’s war criminal is another person’s hero. On June 30, 2006, the ICTY convicted the senior Bosnian Muslim military commander of Srebrenica of committing war crimes against Bosnian Serb civilians because forces under his control tortured and murdered unarmed Bosnian Serb civilians in Srebrenica. Oric was a convicted war...
  • Leftist pettition "Demand an .... Criminal Tribunal for Israel to Stop Global War!"

    08/09/2006 4:08:24 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 10 replies · 363+ views
    “The United Nations General Assembly must immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a ‘subsidiary organ’ under U.N. Charter Article 22. The ICTI would be organized along the lines of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was established by the Security Council. “The purpose of the ICTI would be to investigate and prosecute Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine--just as the ICTY did for the victims of international crimes committed by Serbia and the Milosevic Regime throughout the Balkans. ...
  • Israel Kills 57 in Lebanon: Arbour Warns War Crimes are Prosecutable

    07/21/2006 6:45:15 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 58 replies · 1,147+ views
    ....' UN human rights chief Louise Arbour suggested Wednesday that the military operations being carried out in Lebanon, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories could be considered war crimes. The obligation to protect civilians during hostilities is entrenched in international law, "which defines war crimes and crimes against humanity," Arbour said in a statement. "The scale of the killings in the region, and their predictability, could engage the personal criminal responsibility of those involved, particularly those in a position of command and control," she added. ' Now, this is a woman that was chief prosecutor of ICTY directly indicting Slobodan...
  • Milosevic Takes the Truth With Him

    03/18/2006 4:07:06 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 15 replies · 665+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 16 March 2006 | Julia Gorin
    Milosevic's death probably marks only the second or third time most people have heard anything about the so-called "Second Nuremberg" trial in the four years it has been proceeding. That's because it wasn't going too well - for the prosecution, which Milosevic embarrassed on a daily basis. Journalists were snickering at the prosecution's flimsy evidence and flaccid performance. That’s right: journalists--those people who built their careers in the 1990s as co-belligerents against the Serbs in the Balkan wars. Though Milosevic's conviction was a foregone conclusion (we wouldn't want any more rampaging Muslims than there already are in Europe), he was...
  • Who killed Slobodan Milosevic?

    03/17/2006 4:24:19 PM PST · by Proctor · 41 replies · 852+ views ^ | March 14, 2006 | John Laughland
    March 14, 2006 Who killed Slobodan Milosevic? By John Laughland Dutch toxicologists—aren’t you sick of them? Following the death of Slobodan Milosevic in custody at The Hague, Professor Dr Donald Uges, a forensic toxicologist at the University Hospital in Groningen, was reported as having performed tests on the late president’s blood. This followed allegations, made by Milosevic himself before his death and by his son, Marko, after it, that he was being poisoned: Marko Milosevic said on 13th March in The Hague that his father had been murdered. Dr Uges said that he had discovered traces on an antibiotic, rifampicin,...
  • A medical mystery after Milosevic's death

    03/16/2006 11:42:50 AM PST · by DTA · 13 replies · 2,364+ views
    IHT ^ | 2006-03-16 | Elisabeth Rosenthal and Marlise Simons
    A medical mystery after Milosevic's death By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Marlise Simons The New York Times THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006 ROME Frustrated and filled with skepticism about Slobodan Milosevic's litany of medical complaints, the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague at times failed to investigate them adequately, according to several doctors who had recently examined the former Serbian leader. "His medical condition was not good, so we asked for additional tests to evaluate his cardiac situation," said Dr. Florence Leclercq, a French cardiologist who examined Milosevic for about three hours in November. "But these investigations were never performed, and...
  • Russia questions Milosevic autopsy findings, requests to send own doctors

    03/13/2006 4:16:48 PM PST · by Proctor · 85 replies · 1,008+ views ^ | 2006-03-14 03:02:08 | Xinhuanet
    Russia questions Milosevic autopsy findings, requests to send own doctors 2006-03-14 03:02:08 MOSCOW, March 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia did not fully trust former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's preliminary autopsy findings and requested to send his own doctors to examine the body. Lavrov said Russia had been offended by the UN war crimes tribunal's refusal to let Milosevic receive treatment for his heart condition in Russia in December. Russia "was ready to provide medical assistance to Milosevic and give 100-percent guarantees of his timely return to The Hague. These guarantees were...
  • Criminal Proceedings

    03/14/2006 3:33:02 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 11 replies · 406+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 14 March 2006 | John Laughland
    I was one of the last western journalists to meet Slobodan Milosevic. Having been called to The Hague as a potential witness, I spent an hour in his cell in January last year. Like most who met him, I found him polite and intelligent. "We will win," he told me. "Freedom is a universal value. They have no evidence against me." If the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia were a proper court of law, the charges against him would have been dismissed long ago. Unfortunately, it is a highly politicised organ, created on the initiative of the very...
  • 'Leprosy drug in Milosevic's blood'

    03/12/2006 2:26:21 PM PST · by Proctor · 53 replies · 1,391+ views ^ | 12-Mar-06 21:13 GMT | The Press Association
    'Leprosy drug in Milosevic's blood'Traces of a drug used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis were found in a blood sample taken in recent months from former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, a news report has said.The report came hours after Milosevic's legal adviser revealed a letter the late Serb leader wrote on Friday, one day before his body was discovered in prison, alleging that he was being poisoned. In the report by state broadcaster NOS, a lawyer and commentator for the channel, Heikelina Verrijn Stuart, said she had confirmation that doctors first noticed the medicine in his blood in January. Stuart...
  • An Overview of U.N. Tribunal Proceedings

    03/12/2006 9:28:53 AM PST · by tgambill · 144+ views
    AP ^ | March 11, 2006
    A look at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which was established in May 1993 by the U.N. Security Council and was trying Slobodan Milosevic. JURISDICTION: Perpetrators of atrocities committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, including grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, violations of the laws or customs of war, genocide and crimes against humanity. ACHIEVEMENTS: More than 160 ethnic Serbs, Croats and Muslims indicted over past 11 years, mostly ethnic Serbs. Milosevic went on trial in February 2002, defending himself against 66 counts of crimes, including genocide, in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. COMPLETED CASES:...
  • UN war crimes tribunal denies request for Milosevic autopsy in Moscow

    03/11/2006 2:56:45 PM PST · by Proctor · 99 replies · 1,673+ views ^ | 2006-03-12 05:50:15 | Xinhuanet
    UN war crimes tribunal denies request for Milosevic autopsy in Moscow 2006-03-12 05:50:15 BRUSSELS, March 11 (Xinhuanet) -- The U.N. war crimes tribunal said on Saturday it had denied a request by Slobodan Milosevic's lawyer to have the autopsy of the former Yugoslavia president conducted in Moscow instead of The Hague.A tribunal official also declined to comment on a claim by Milosevic's lawyer that he had been poisoned while in jail. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague on Saturday announced that Milosevic had been found dead on his bed in his cell at...
  • Send Dutch bus home, Serbian nationalists say

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Nationalists in a Serbian town are calling on local authorities to send back a donated Dutch bus because it comes from the country hosting the U.N. war crimes tribunal, which is prosecuting prominent Serb suspects. Local members of the opposition Radical Party, whose leader Vojislav Seselj is in detention awaiting trial at the tribunal, say the tulip-painted bus given to the town of Pirot in southeastern Serbia is an insult. "They should not even think of putting that trash on the streets," said local Radical leader Boban Vojinovic. "Serbian Radicals want no charity from those who are...
  • Accused Bosnian War Criminal Located

    02/21/2006 3:25:30 PM PST · by presidio9 · 128 replies · 1,388+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/21/06 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    Gen. Ratko Mladic, the fugitive Bosnian Serb commander accused of orchestrating Europe's worst massacre of civilians since World War II, has been located in Serbia and authorities are negotiating his surrender, security officials said Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT Mladic, considered the most ruthless commander of the Balkan wars of the 1990s, "has not yet been arrested," one official who is close to the operation to find Mladic told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not entitled to speak to the media. Another security official, also demanding anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information and fears...
  • Hague Judge Silences Bin Laden Bosnia Testimony, as NATO’s Claims Questioned

    02/09/2006 7:28:20 AM PST · by tgambill · 14 replies · 784+ views ^ | 8 February 06
    Judge Patrick Robinson immediately shut down a Western journalist on the Hague Tribunal witness stand last week, when she disclosed having seen Osama bin Laden waltz into the office of late Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic in November 1994. Just as veteran British journalist Eve-Ann Prentice, who covered the Yugoslav conflicts for the Guardian and the Times told of the famous OBL, Prosecutor Geoffrey Nice objected, and the judge “…cut off the testimony immediately declaring it ‘irrelevant,’” according to the defense’s recap of a devastating day of testimony. However, considering that the defendant, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was trying to...
  • UN court aquitts two Muslims accused of genocide over Christians

    11/30/2005 11:53:55 AM PST · by kronos77 · 6 replies · 657+ views
    ICTY ^ | neovember 30 2005. | ICTY
    (Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document) The Hague, 30 November 2005 CT/MO/1028e o Limaj and Musliu found not guilty on all charges o Both to be released o Bala convicted and sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment The Tribunal today found Fatmir Limaj and Isak Musliu not guilty of all the charges contained in the indictment against them regarding their alleged involvement in crimes committed in the Llapushnik/Lapusnik area of Kosovo and at the Llapushnik/Lapusnik prison camp in 1998. The judges ordered that they be released as soon as the practical arrangements can be made. In...

    11/16/2005 1:34:58 PM PST · by joan · 2 replies · 227+ views
    FENA ^ | November 15, 2005
    SARAJEVO, November 15 (FENA) – The international community has, through the UN and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) invested almost a billion USD into the implementation of justice of atrocities committed in former Yugoslavia. This can sound as a large amount of money, but the annual cost of the functioning of the Tribunal is still less than a twentieth of the annual cost of peacekeeping operations in the former Yugoslavia during the way, representative of the ICTY Secretariat in BiH Matias Hellman told FENA. Asked if certain claims that the ICTY is facing bankruptcy were true,...
  • The Hague on Trial

    10/10/2005 1:50:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 785+ views
    Reason ^ | October 10, 2005 | Kerry Howley
    The other "trial of the century" and international justice Slated to start October 19, the "trial of the century"—a title previously bestowed on the trials of Alger Hiss, Adolf Eichmann, and Michael Jackson—is set to beam from the Middle East into American living rooms. But before we get sucked into the spectacle of Saddam, seven henchmen, and five judges, it's worth checking in with another has-been despot. Hussein is not the first dictator to be removed from his country at the behest of the U.S. government, accused of war crimes, and held up for judgment; he's the second in five...
  • VOJISLAV SESELJ AND GEN. DELIC RE-EXAMINED (Seselj & Milosevic at Former Yugoslavia Hague trial)

    09/22/2005 3:22:50 PM PDT · by joan · 10 replies · 491+ views ^ | September 20, 2005 | Andy Wilcoxson - September 20, 2005 Written by: Andy Wilcoxson Vojislav Seselj concluded his testimony at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic on Tuesday. Mr. Nice briefly re-opened the cross-examination at the beginning of the hearing. He didn’t score any points, but he did give Seselj a chance to point out another flaw in videotape that the prosecution played last Thursday. Last Thursday Mr. Nice played videotape, filmed by prosecution witness Van Linden, of an alleged English-speaking “Serbian Chetnik” in Vukovar during the war. Today Dr. Seselj noted that this so-called “Chetnik” was wearing his wedding ring on his left hand, like...
  • Bosnian Serb war suspect arrested

    08/08/2005 2:49:17 PM PDT · by Diocletian · 13 replies · 393+ views
    BBC ^ | August 8, 2005 | staff
    A Bosnian Serb fugitive sentenced for crimes committed during the Bosnian war and wanted by a UN war crimes court has been arrested in Argentina. Police say Milan Lukic, who has been on the run for more than five years, was arrested in Buenos Aires. He was indicted by the UN's war crimes tribunal for crimes said to have been carried out during the Bosnian war. He is also wanted in Serbia, where he was sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison for war crimes. 'Reign of terror'In 2003, a court in Belgrade found Lukic and three other men...
  • Pressure mounts to reopen Milosevic case

    07/22/2005 7:57:23 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 16 replies · 418+ views
    AAP via Yahoo ^ | 7/21/2005 | AAP
    Pressure mounts to reopen Milosevic case [The Hague] -- UN prosecutors have applied to reopen their case against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to present new evidence including a shocking video of the murder of six Muslims, the Hague tribunal said.Prosecutors wrapped up their case in February 2004 after calling about 290 witnesses over two years. Milosevic launched his defence last August but his poor health has repeatedly delayed the trial, now expected to last well into 2006. Milosevic is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo during the bloody disintegration of Yugoslavia...
  • Serbs, Lies, and Videotape

    06/16/2005 9:19:22 AM PDT · by Destro · 154 replies · 2,421+ views ^ | June 17, 2005 | Julia Gorin
    Serbs, Lies, and Videotape By Julia Gorin | June 17, 2005 Recently, “Hannity & Colmes”, of the usually less-easily-fooled-than-other-networks Fox News Channel, treated us masses to a “genocide” video that’s just been handed over to the Hague’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Pouring even more gasoline onto the carefully cultivated and long accepted caricature of the evil Serb, Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes were of one mind when Hannity called the actions of the Bosnian Serb soldiers in the video “pure evil” and “evil incarnate.” Without being wrong about evil on display in the video, the...
  • Hague court grants Albanian warcriminal provisional release

    06/07/2005 9:51:01 AM PDT · by dj_animal_2000 · 7 replies · 782+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 6th 2005
    Hague court grants Kosovo ex-PM provisional release 06 Jun 2005 15:34:30 GMT AMSTERDAM, June 6 (Reuters) - The U.N. tribunal in The Hague said on Monday it had decided to provisionally release former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj pending his war crimes trial. Haradinaj is the most senior former Kosovo guerrilla to be indicted by the tribunal for alleged atrocities in the 1998-99 separatist war against Serb forces. He is considered a hero by many Kosovo Albanians. A former regional commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army, Haradinaj surrendered to the U.N. tribunal in March, winning praise for his prompt compliance...

    04/01/2005 1:27:16 PM PST · by mark502inf · 16 replies · 786+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 31 March 2005 | Patrick Moore
    RFE/RL: How are those indicted for war crimes by the Hague-based tribunal regarded in Serbia and Croatia? Our guests are: Natasa Kandic, director of the Humanitarian Law Center in Belgrade, and Zoran Pusic, president of the Civic Committee for Human Rights in Zagreb. The Serbian government recently saw off former General Vladimir Lazarevic, indicted for crimes committed in Kosovo, with what seemed like full honors as he left for The Hague. He was escorted by two ministers, and before leaving he had an audience with Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Pavle together with Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica. Ms. Kandic, how do...
  • Witness Intimidation a Serious Problem in Kosovo Cases

    04/02/2005 4:22:04 PM PST · by Jane_N · 2 replies · 271+ views
    IWPR ^ | 01-Apr-05 | Michael Farquhar
    Those who volunteer to testify against ex-KLA guerrillas in The Hague are going against a long tradition of loyalty and silence. By Michael Farquhar in The Hague (TU No 400, 01-Apr-05) As Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj awaits the opening of proceedings against him in The Hague, there are signs the tribunal’s work with other Albanian indictees faces significant problems of witness intimidation. Protected witness L-96 was called by Hague prosecutors to tell how, in the summer of 1998, he and other detainees of a brutal prison camp in the village of Lapusnik were lined up by an execution squad...
  • Croatia ready to extradite ex-Macedonian minister

    03/18/2005 6:05:38 AM PST · by mark502inf · 10 replies · 378+ views
    Turkish Press ^ | 3/14/2005
    ZAGREB - Croatia is ready to extradite former Macedonian interior minister Ljube Boskovski, currently in jail in the country, to the UN war crimes tribunal that charged him with war crimes, Justice Minister Vesna Skare-Ozbolt said Monday. -snip- Boskovski, who has both Croatian and Macedonian citizenship, was arrested and detained in Croatia in August last year on a warrant issued by Skopje accusing him of the murder of seven South Asian immigrants in 2002. In February Zagreb indicted him over the same charges. A Macedonian interior ministry spokeswoman said in Skopje earlier Monday that Boskovski and his bodyguard Johan Trculovski...
  • Kosovo News

    03/10/2005 7:08:40 AM PST · by Nennsy · 7 replies · 338+ views
    ERP KIM Info-service | March 10th 2005 | Various
    ERP KiM Newsletter 10-03-05 News Agencies on KosovoKosovo's prime minister joins Milosevic as he awaits war crimes trialStephen Castle in Brussels THE INDEPENDENT , March 10, 2005 Two cars believed to be carrying the former Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj enter the U.N. detention unit in Scheveningen, near The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday March 9, 2005. Haradinaj is to face war crime charges for his alleged role in atrocities committed during the 1998-1999 war between ethnic Albanians and Serb forces. (AP Photo/Serge Ligtenberg) ONE DAY after stepping down as Kosovo's prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj was last night awaiting a court appearance...
  • Kosovo PM Indicted for War Crimes; to Resign

    03/08/2005 6:43:08 AM PST · by Jane_N · 93 replies · 2,342+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, March 8, 2005 | By Matt Robinson and Shaban Buza
    PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Kosovo's ethnic Albanian prime minister has been charged with war crimes by the United Nations tribunal and will resign his post Tuesday to answer accusations in The Hague, a senior government source said. Rumours that Ramush Haradinaj was about to be charged by Hague chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte had circulated since before he became prime minister last December, raising fears of violence if NATO peacekeepers were forced to arrest him. "Yes, the Prime Minister has been informed he has an indictment," a senior official in the Kosovo government told Reuters. "We have to...
  • NO WOUNDED PEOPLE – NO VIOLENCE (Kosovo refugees 1999)

    03/01/2005 3:07:38 PM PST · by joan · 82 replies · 1,327+ views
    Sense news agency ^ | March 1, 2005
    After two persons from the Skopje emergency medical service testify that there were no wounded people or people with visible injuries from violence among the Kosovo refugees who came to Macedonia in the spring of 1999, Milosevic claims it is “clear that these people fled before NATO bombs, not before fire opened by the Serbian security forces or their batons.” THE HAGUE, 1.3. (SENSE) - If the Albanian civilians who were leaving Kosovo in the spring of 1999 were fleeing the Serbian security forces that had beaten them and opened fire on them, then - as Slobodan Milosevic noted today...
  • Balkan Generals Surrender to UN Court

    03/01/2005 12:56:30 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 2 replies · 375+ views
    AP via ABC ^ | 2/28/05 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands Feb 28, 2005 — Two generals from opposite sides of the Bosnian war, a Muslim and a Serb, surrendered to the U.N. war crimes tribunal Monday to answer charges they were responsible for atrocities during the brutal 1992-95 conflict. Gen. Rasim Delic, 56, the former commander of the Muslim-dominated Bosnian army, was in charge of foreign Islamic volunteers who allegedly murdered, beheaded, tortured and raped Bosnian Croat civilian prisoners. Hours after Delic surrendered, Gen. Radivoj Miletic turned himself in to tribunal authorities for trial on charges related to the deaths of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim civilians...
  • Del Ponte Threatens to Spill Beans on Karadzic Hunt

    02/01/2005 11:38:10 AM PST · by Jane_N · 19 replies · 622+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 1, 2005
    SARAJEVO (Reuters) - U.N. chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte on Tuesday threatened to expose those she feels have obstructed the arrest of the two top war crimes fugitives of the Bosnia conflict, unless they are seized this year. In an enigmatic sentence that appeared to hint heavily at NATO powers, she said: "If it's not done this year I will come out with all negative elements why (Radovan) Karadzic and (Ratko) Mladic were not arrested in the beginning..." The Hague tribunal indicted Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic and his military chief Mladic in 1995. Del Ponte did not name any...
  • European Justice (Crapweasel mills of justice don't grind much of anything)

    01/23/2005 8:40:55 PM PST · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 486+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2005 | Debra J. Saunders
    In 1995, Bosnian Muslims fled to Srebenica — a designated United Nations "safe haven," but U.N. troops couldn't or wouldn't save them from the Bosnian Serb army. Serbian thugs first divided the men from the women, children and the elderly, and then drove them away in separate buses. In the massacre that followed, Serbian troops gunned down some 7,000 to 8,000 Muslim men. Europe was outraged then at what good people called Europe's first holocaust since World War II. Europe and the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague today are too busy being high-minded to be outraged. It...
  • Trial Hears of KLA Terror Tactics

    01/19/2005 1:17:38 AM PST · by Jane_N · 39 replies · 928+ views
    IWPR ^ | 14-Jan-05 | Michael Farquhar
    The trial of three former Kosovo Liberation Army members this week heard from a former British military attaché to Belgrade, who spoke about the extent of fighting in Kosovo in 1998 and how the KLA dealt with suspected “collaborators”. Fatmir Limaj, Isak Musliu and Haradin Bala are accused of running a prison camp in the village of Lapusnik from May to July 1998, in which Serbs and suspected Albanian collaborators were held captive, beaten and often murdered. For the charges in question to be legally valid, prosecutors must prove that an armed conflict existed in Kosovo during the period in...
  • Bosnian Serb War Crimes Suspect Surrenders

    01/16/2005 6:15:36 AM PST · by mark502inf · 260+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Sat Jan 15, 2005 | Olga Lola Ninkovic
    BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A commander of a Bosnian Serb wartime prison camp where several hundred Muslims were killed has surrendered, Bosnian Serb police said on Saturday. Savo Todovic helped run a Serb-run camp in Foca, an eastern town in which some 1,500 Muslims were killed early in the 1992-95 Bosnian war. The exact number of those killed in the camp has never been determined but exceeds 300. Todovic has already been transferred to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Hague, where he is now being held, a prosecution spokeswoman at the tribunal said. Earlier, the Bosnian Serb...

    01/13/2005 5:59:05 AM PST · by uplandgame · 58 replies · 1,532+ views ^ | 01/12/2004 | Andy Wilcoxson
    Defense Witness, French Col. Patrick Barriot presented an Interpol document to the Hague Tribunal on Wednesday. According to the document, Mohammed Atta was present in central Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1994, 1995, and 1999. Atta was one of the suicide hijackers who crashed a civilian jetliner into the World Trade Center in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Both Milosevic and Col. Barriot, who serves on the anti-terrorism task force of the French government, said that this document offers proof of “deep-rooted Islamic terrorism in Bosnia.” The tribunal did its level best to block the evidence regarding terrorism. The judges questioned...
  • Judge criticizes Milosevic witness at war crimes tribunal (for being an actual witness!)

    01/12/2005 8:54:16 AM PST · by Destro · 22 replies · 796+ views ^ | 1/11/2005 19:20 | Anthony Deutsch
    Judge criticizes Milosevic witness at war crimes tribunal By Anthony Deutsch, Associated Press, 1/11/2005 19:20 ...The judge at Slobodan Milosevic's war crimes trial criticized testimony from one of the former Yugoslav president's witnesses Tuesday, saying it sounded like ''a conversation over a cup of tea on the veranda.'' .... Crepin worked in field hospitals for the United Nations and various humanitarian aid organizations in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. She later co-authored the book ''The Assassination of a People,'' about violence against Serbs. Crepin greeted the court in Serbo-Croatian but later testified in French as Milosevic questioned her for two hours....
  • Remember Kosovo?

    12/28/2004 9:41:19 AM PST · by Destro · 89 replies · 2,039+ views ^ | December 28, 2004 | Cliff Kincaid
    Remember Kosovo? By Cliff Kincaid | December 28, 2004 Clinton's policy was not to bomb those terrorists but to support them and bomb the Christian Serbs. AIM put together a list of the most underreported or buried stories of 2004, and one of them was the resurgence of anti-Serb, anti-Christian violence in Kosovo. Dozens were killed and more Christian churches were destroyed there. Kosovo got some attention near the end of the year when newspapers covered the fact that a former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army, the KLA, became prime minister in a new Kosovo-based government. A story in...
  • [Serb Prime Minister] Kostunica guilty for Hague obstruction, says United States Envoy

    12/08/2004 11:22:37 AM PST · by mark502inf · 1 replies · 236+ views
    B92 News Belgrade ^ | December 07
    BELGRADE -- Tuesday – Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica is most to blame for Serbia’s failure to cooperate with the Hague Tribunal, the United States’ special war crimes envoy has said. Pierre-Richard Prosper said that because of this lack of cooperation, the Hague court will not be able to complete its work by 2008 as planned. Therefore, he said, the US will no longer support the idea of local trials for four army and police generals indicted by The Hague. Kostunica’s office responded with the customary statement that the country is, in fact, cooperating with the tribunal. President Boris Tadic’s office...
  • Kosovo… Again

    12/07/2004 7:58:38 AM PST · by Jane_N · 7 replies · 501+ views
    Vreme ^ | December 07, 2004 | By Jason Miko
    Kosovo is in the news again, this time with the election of the new prime minister, nationalist and former guerilla fighter Ramush Haradinaj. In a power-sharing agreement with the Democratic League of Kosovo led by Dr. Ibrahim Rugova, Haradinaj is the new leader of the government while Rugova carries on as president of the Serbian province. The new PM brings some troubling baggage to the position, however. Most recently, he has been questioned, twice, by Carla del Ponte the head of the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague. While he is innocent until indicted and proven guilty, the questioning,...
  • Death toll in Bosnian war was 102,000

    12/01/2004 7:47:33 AM PST · by Decombobulator · 9 replies · 12,832+ views
    Norwegian News Agency ^ | 14/11/2004 | Av Kjell Arild Nilsen, NTB
    The number of people killed in the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina was around 102,000, according to research done by the International Criminal Tribunalfor the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). This is half of earlier estimates. The most common and most widely used number of killed persons in the Bosnia war has been around 200,000. But research shows that this number is too high. Researchers at the court estimate the correct number to be a bit over 102,000. This number deviates somewhat from a documentation project going on in Bosnia, and project leader Mirsad Tokaca concludes that the number of killed was between 130,000...
  • Primakov: Milosevic for Peace, Not 'Greater Serbia'

    11/30/2004 7:43:10 AM PST · by Jane_N · 8 replies · 382+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Nov 30, 2004 | By Emma Thomasson
    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Slobodan Milosevic was a peacemaker who did not want to fight for a "Greater Serbia," while an anti-Serb West stoked the bloody collapse of Yugoslavia, Russia's Yevgeny Primakov said Tuesday. Primakov, former Russian foreign minister and prime minister, was testifying in defense of the former Yugoslav president, who is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Balkans in the 1990s. Primakov said the Western media had portrayed Serbs as "aggressors" and after Bill Clinton was elected U.S. president in 1992, Washington became increasingly anti-Serb. "It became ever more apparent that their course...