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  • Humanitarian convoys smuggled weapons in Bosnia war

    05/15/2010 9:39:56 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies · 341+ views
    Sify News ^ | May 11, 2010 | AKI (Greece)
    /AKI) Humanitarian convoys were used to smuggle weapons to Muslims during the Bosnia war from 1992-95, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, accused of genocide and war crimes, has told the UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. 'Everything was smuggled through these convoys - weapons, military equipment, cameras, food,' Karadzic said Monday, while cross-examining a prosecution witness. Bosnian Serb forces stopped only a few convoys, and Muslim officials stored away humanitarian aid and sold it in the black market, Karadzic said. Prosecution witness David Harland, who served with the UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Bosnia from 1993 to 1995, said Karadzic's accusations...
  • Serbs had to battle an Islamist threat, too

    03/09/2010 7:23:41 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 116 replies · 1,361+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2010 | Stella Jatras
    I am not defending Radovan Karadzic ("Karadzic blames Islamic militants for war," Web, Monday, and "Karadzic blames Muslims for killing," Geopolitics, Tuesday). However, there is a basis for his claim that Osama bin Laden's Muslim militants were active in the Balkan war. Instead of being honest brokers in what was a civil war, the Clinton administration, along with a willing media, successfully portrayed Serbian forces, including the Serbian people collectively, as the only villains. In 1993, the government of Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic issued a passport to bin Laden at the Bosnian Embassy in Vienna, thereby enabling themaster terrorist to...
  • Radovan Karadzic defends "just and holy" war against Muslims

    03/01/2010 6:17:15 AM PST · by IntolerantOfTreason · 50 replies · 905+ views
    Radovan Karadzic defended the war fought by Bosnian Serbs as a "just and holy" attempt to stop his country being turned into an Islamic state. Ending a months-long boycott of his genocide trial in The Hague, the former Bosnian Serb leader used a belligerent opening statement this morning to claim that his forces had no choice but to go to war from 1992-95 to "defend the greatness of a small nation" against a Muslim plan to seize power. "Their aim was 100 per cent power as it was in the Ottoman Empire," said a heavier-looking Dr Karadzic, outlining his defence...
  • Irrefutable Proof ICTY Is Corrupt Court

    02/12/2010 6:20:47 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 4 replies · 190+ views
    www.everyjew.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | Jill Starr
    Irrefutable Proof the Hague Court Cannot Legitimately Prosecute Karadzic Case http://picasaweb.google.com/lpcyusa/ (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...
  • UN Tribunal Selects Anti-Serbian Lawyer to "Defend" Radovan Karadzic

    11/21/2009 7:03:08 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies · 682+ views
    Nolan Chart / Balkan Report ^ | November 20, 2009 | Andy Wilcoxson
    The UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague has reached a new low. They have selected a British attorney named Richard Harvey to "defend" former Bosnian-Serb president Radovan Karadzic in his war crimes trial in The Hague -- and they've done this completely against the will of the defendant. Marko Sladojevic, one of Karadzic's chosen legal advisers, told the AP news agency that "Mr. Harvey has absolutely no knowledge whatsoever about the case," and Karadzic won't cooperate with him. In my previous columns, I explained how the Tribunal denied Karadzic the same pre-trial preparation time it afforded to several high...
  • Listen up, Muslims – the West fought for you

    11/05/2009 6:21:02 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 15 replies · 652+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | November 1, 2009 | Dominic Lawson
    Radovan Karadzic’s defence against 11 charges of genocide did not get off to the best possible start at the Hague last week. The chief prosecutor at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia opened proceedings by releasing transcripts of tapped telephone conversations of the Bosnian Serb leader from 1991, which record Karadzic saying: “There are 20,000 armed Serbs around Sarajevo ... it will be a black cauldron where 300,000 Muslims will die. They will disappear. That people will disappear from the face of the earth.” It’s true that these recordings do not mention Srebrenica, where 7,000 captured Bosnian Muslim...
  • Karadzic attends UN war crimes court for 1st time

    11/05/2009 6:53:03 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies · 217+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 3, 2009 | Mike Corder
    <p>THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Radovan Karadzic appeared at his U.N. war crimes trial on Tuesday for the first time since it began last week, claiming his "fundamental rights have been violated" by judges who started without him.</p> <p>The former Bosnian Serb leader, accused of masterminding Serb atrocities throughout the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, had boycotted the first three days of the trial. On Tuesday, Karadzic, who is defending himself, again insisted that he needed more time to prepare.</p>
  • Railroading Radovan Karadzic

    11/04/2009 5:04:36 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies · 465+ views
    Nolan Chart / Balkan Report ^ | November 3, 2009 | Andy Wilcoxson
    The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague is considering imposing a defense lawyer on former Bosnian-Serb president Radovan Karadzic against his will. Radovan Karadzic Much of the, for want of a better term, "news coverage" of the Radovan Karadzic war crimes trial in The Hague has teetered fatuously somewhere between the hysterical and the completely irrational. The coverage often amounts to little more than shrill and often childish name-calling with Karadzic continually referred to as a "butcher", a "demon", a "monster" and every other spiteful epitaph our so-called "journalists" can think to hurl at him. Comparisons...
  • Karadzic heard discussing mass slaughter of Muslims in phonetap evidence

    10/27/2009 10:28:52 AM PDT · by Synthex · 31 replies · 1,620+ views
    Times Online ^ | Synthex
    Wiretap evidence of Radovan Karadzic allegedly discussing the mass slaughter of 300,000 Muslims was unveiled today at the genocide trial of the former Bosnian Serb leader. "The time has come," Alan Tieger, the prosecutor, quoted Mr Karadzic as telling the Bosnian Serb Parliament, as he signed the order to recapture Zepa and Srebrenica, the United Nations safe haven where Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys.
  • EXCLUSIVE - From Prison, Karadzic Does Not Regret War Role

    08/18/2009 6:23:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies · 473+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 18, 2009 | Reuters
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Radovan Karadzic, who led Bosnian Serbs into a 1992-1995 war that killed 100,000 people, says his conscience is clear and he does not regret his role for which he is now awaiting trial on genocide charges. "I do not regret my own role," the former Bosnian Serb leader said in a written interview with Reuters from a detention centre in the Hague. "I didn't seek public office, but when I held it, I carried out my duties with the best interest of the people in my heart." Karadzic was the president of the Bosnian Serbs, who sought...
  • Hague tribunal is a disciplinary commission of NATO says daughter of Radovan Karadzic

    05/28/2009 9:34:04 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies · 411+ views
    Russia Today ^ | May 27, 2009 | Russia Today
    The Hague tribunal prosecutors are not prepared, even after 12 years of allegedly looking for Radovan Karadzic, who is currently on trial at Hague, says his daughter Sonja Karadzic in an exclusive interview on RT (Russia Today). RT: With us we have Sonya Karadzic, the daughter of the former Bosnia Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. Sonya, thank you very much for joining us here on RT. Do you think your father will get a fair trial in the Netherlands? Sonja Karadzic: I want to believe, or at least I believed until the last couple of months and now it seems to...
  • Another Holbrooke/Hill Embarassment

    03/23/2009 9:34:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 915+ views
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 23, 2009
    According to Richard Holbrooke, Richard Holbrooke is essentially this country's top diplomat -- Hillary Clinton is merely his "pupil. This despite the fact that Holbrooke has hit the trifecta of shady business dealings over the last few years: a member of AIG's board with more than $800,000 in compensation, a managing director at Lehman Brothers, and the recipient of a "Friends of Angelo" loan from Countrywide (that alone was enough to get Jim Johnson thrown under the Obama campaign bus). Now comes another revelation from the New York Times. Despite repeated denials, according to three sources, Holbrooke did offer former...
  • Study Backs Bosnian Serb’s Claim of Immunity (Holbrooke, the Liar)

    03/22/2009 2:43:19 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 12 replies · 757+ views
    NYT ^ | March 22, 2009 | y MARLISE SIMONS
    PARIS — Every time Radovan Karadzic, the onetime Bosnian Serb leader, appears in court on war crimes charges, he has hammered on one recurring claim: a senior American official pledged that he would never be standing there. The official, Richard C. Holbrooke, now a special envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Obama administration, has repeatedly denied promising Mr. Karadzic immunity from prosecution in exchange for abandoning power after the Bosnian war......
  • Karadzic demands Holbrooke, Albright appear in court

    08/06/2008 12:39:39 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 270+ views
    Karadzic demands Holbrooke, Albright appear in court AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic demanded on Wednesday that former U.S. peace mediator Richard Holbrooke and ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright appear at the U.N. war crimes tribunal to back his claims of an immunity offer from the United States. Karadzic, who was transferred to the Hague's International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia last week to face war crimes and genocide charges after 11 years on the run, challenged the legality of the case against him, a filing released by the tribunal showed. In the document, Karadzic repeated...
  • Arresting Radovan Karadzic: Euphoria and Reality

    08/05/2008 6:02:13 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies · 112+ views
    JURIST ^ | August 3, 2008 | William Montgomery
    JURIST Special Guest Columnist William Montgomery, US Ambassador to Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro) from 2001-2004, says that as the euphoria over the arrest of Radovan Karadzic fades and reality sets in, it's clear that his case poses continuing challenges for the Serbian government, the European Union, and of course the prosecutors and judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia who wish to avoid the damage done to the local credibility of that court by the trials of Slobodan Milosevic and Vojslav Seselj... _________________________ In 1996 and early 1997, as Special Advisor to the President and Secretary...
  • Radovan Karadzic 'was under US protection until 2000'

    08/04/2008 7:42:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies · 131+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/4/2008 | Jon Swaine
    Radovan Karadzic was living under US protection until the CIA caught him breaking an agreement to stay out of politics, a Serbian newspaper has claimed. Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader who was last week indicted for genocide and war crimes, enjoyed the protection from the Dayton peace accord in 1995 until 2000, according to a "well-informed US intelligence source". The Belgrade daily Blic claims that Karadzic was secretly granted immunity in return for promising to keep a low profile, but that in 2000 "the CIA intercepted a telephone conversation that clearly proved he personally chaired a meeting of his...
  • Serbia: Karadzic may tell "embarassing" secrets, says former official

    08/03/2008 9:23:28 PM PDT · by Celebratelife008 · 8 replies · 272+ views
    Belgrade, 1 August (AKI) – Bosnia's wartime president Radovan Karadzic may testify "embarrassing" secrets to the UN's Hague war crimes tribunal, a former senior international representative, Christian Schwarz-Schilling, said on Friday . "I believe Karadzic knows certain things which in any case aren’t pleasant for the international community,” Christian Schwarz-Schilling (photo) told German radio on Friday. “I suppose that he, having been involved in the events, will have to say some new things which were unknown until now,” Schwartz-Schilling said. Schwarz-Schilling, a German diplomat, was appointed High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina and as the European Union's special representative in...
  • Karadzic and the Anti-Serbs

    07/31/2008 7:02:12 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies · 328+ views
    theTrumpet.com ^ | July 27, 2008 | Ron Fraser
    The United States, Britain, the European Union, the Vatican and a grossly perverse mass media machine will have a lot to answer for when the full extent of their anti-Serb bias is revealed. That’s not going to happen soon. The minds of a gullible public are being shaped to demonize one individual and the ethnic group he represents and, through him, to heap upon them the collective sins of opposing political forces still seeking their own selfish gain from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Believe it or not, it was the revival of the old German dream of European...
  • 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
    Article can not be posted due to copyright complain. To read the articleGo here
  • Karadzic's Military Documents Turned Over to War Crimes Court

    07/28/2008 5:11:34 PM PDT · by xcamel · 7 replies · 254+ views
    VOA ^ | 28 July 2008 | VOA News
    Serbia's interior minister says officials found copies of Bosnian Serb government documents in the Belgrade apartment where former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic lived prior to his arrest last week. Ivica Dacic said the documents included materials on Bosnian Serb military staff meetings during the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s. He said officials turned the materials over to Serbia's war crimes court. Meanwhile, court officials say the court has not yet received Karadzic's appeal against a judicial order authorizing his extradition to the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Karadzic's lawyer, Svetozar Vujacic says he mailed out...
  • Is Karadzic innocent?

    07/26/2008 2:58:02 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies · 255+ views
    B92 ^ | July 25, 2008 | Charles Crawford
    When Miloševic was abruptly transferred to the Hague Tribunal in June 2001 I dusted off my barristerial wig and sent a lively telegram to London from Belgrade on the theme "Is Miloševic Innocent?" My point was that linking Miloševic to the calamitous events in Bosnia and other non-Serbia parts of former Yugoslavia in a way capable of withstanding rigorous legal scrutiny would not be easy. There probably would not be clear documentary or other physical proof linking him as a Serbia leader directly to proven atrocities in Bosnia/Croatia. So to convict him at ICTY it would have to be proved...
  • Ratko Mladic gave up ally Radovan Karadzic to save himself

    07/23/2008 2:58:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 80+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 23, 2008 | Harry de Quetteville
    Radovan Karadzic was arrested after information provided to investigators by the Hague's other most wanted man, Ratko Mladic, German intelligence sources have revealed. General Mladic, who was Karadzic's military commander and led Bosnian Serb troops during the massacre at Srebrenica, is one of two Balkans war crimes suspects still on the run. His capture is expected within weeks as his political support network crumbles and the European Union continues to pressure Serbia to hand him over. But according to German intelligence sources, Mladic has been negotiating with those hunting him over the terms of his capture, and "gave information on...
  • The blood of 20,000: the genocide charges Radovan Karadzic faces`(with video link)

    07/23/2008 7:13:37 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 118 replies · 409+ views
    Channel 4 News ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2008 | Nick Paton Walsh
    Radovan Karadzic is accused of the most heinous crimes against humanity, from the siege of Sarajevo to the Srebrenica massacre. He is charged with having the blood of 20,000 lives on his hands and of bringing an entire country down by ethnic hatred. Today relatives of the thousands of victims said they had been waiting for this moment of justice for 13 years.
  • Beware of political activists in robes

    07/23/2008 7:03:44 AM PDT · by DTA · 3 replies · 147+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-07-23 | George Jonas
    George Jonas: Beware of political activists in robes Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 If we take Radovan Karadzic at his own evaluation as a Serbian patriot, by being available to be captured and handed over to the international tribunals of the new world order, he's rendering his country the only service left for him to render. Had he not gone into hiding in 1995 after being indicted for his role in the infamous Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys, the one-timepresident of Serbian Bosnia couldn't be utilized as a chip in the Faustian bargain with theWest today. But...
  • Karadzic will fight extradition

    07/23/2008 12:43:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 1 replies · 91+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 23, 2008
    A lawyer acting for the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has said he will fight moves to extradite him to the UN war crimes court at The Hague. Mr Karadzic is wanted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. He was arrested in Serbia on Monday, and has three days in which to appeal against his transfer to The Hague. The Serbian Foreign Minister, Vuk Jeremic, said the arrest of Mr Karadzic showed his country was firmly committed to European Union membership. The arrest of Mr Karadzic and other indicted war criminals is one of the main conditions...
  • Serb nationalists clash with police after Karadzic arrest

    07/22/2008 1:45:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 83+ views
    DPA ^ | July 22, 2008
    Belgrade - Serb nationalists protesting the arrest of Bosnian war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic trashed businesses and clashed with police Tuesday in downtown Belgrade, news reports said. After several hundred demonstrators gathered at Republic Square, a group of about 50 broke chairs and windows in several bars and attacked police. They fled when riot police appeared. Three young men were arrested, Serb media said. No injuries were reported. The protesters, who sang patriotic songs and wore shirts with Karadzic's face, began dispersing after a speech by the secretary- general of the ultranationalist Radical Party, Aleksandar Vucic. Vucic said the Radicals...
  • Karadzic’s Arrest: Bosnian Myths Rehashed

    07/22/2008 1:01:16 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 128 replies · 191+ views
    Chronicles ^ | Srdja Trifkovic
    .....Radovan Karadzic will be duly convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, and he will not come out of jail alive. The verdict is already written, but it reflects a fundamental imbalance. It ignores the essence of the Bosnian war—the Serbs’ striving not to be forced into secession—while remaining mute about the culpability of the other two sides for a series of unconstitutional, illegitimate and illegal political decisions that caused the war. The judgment against Karadzic at the U.S.-sponsored and largely U.S.-funded tribunal at The Hague will be built on this flawed foundation. It will be neither fair or just,...
  • Who would have thought his was Radovan Karadzic

    07/22/2008 4:39:15 AM PDT · by Mel70 · 2 replies · 167+ views
    B92, Beta, Tanjug ^ | 22. 07. 2008. | staff
    Karadžić practiced alternative medicine22 July 2008 | 11:12 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug BELGRADE -- Radovan Karadžić lived in Belgrade with an assumed identity, and practiced alternative medicine, said Rasim Ljajić. At a joint conference led by the president of the National Council for Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal and War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukčević, it was stated that Karadžić worked at a private Belgrade surgery under the alias of Dragan Dabić. It was added that he had been arrested last night in Belgrade while moving from one location to another. Vukčević and Ljajić said that the operation had begun...
  • Serbia captures top Bosnian Serb genocide suspect Karadzic

    07/21/2008 4:08:49 PM PDT · by Mel70 · 7 replies · 72+ views
    AFP ^ | 21. 07. 2008. | Igor Dutina
    21/07/2008 22h27 ©AFP/File - Igor Dutina BELGRADE (AFP) - Serbia said Monday that its security forces captured Radovan Karadzic, the wartime Bosnian Serb leader accused of genocide, after nearly 13 years on the run from the UN war crimes tribunal. "Radovan Karadzic was located and arrested tonight" by Serbian security officers, said a statement from the office of Serbian President Boris Tadic. "Karadzic was brought to the investigative judge of the War Crimes Court in Belgrade, in accordance with the law on cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)," it added. The Serbian presidency and war...
  • Top war crimes fugitive Karadzic arrested: Serbia

    07/21/2008 3:38:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 141+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/08 | Reuters
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Bosnian Serb wartime president Radovan Karadzic, one of the world's most wanted men, has been arrested, a statement from the office of Serbian President Boris Tadic said on Monday. "Karadzic was located and arrested," the statement said. He was detained and taken to see judges of the war crimes court. Karadzic, leader of the Bosnian Serbs during the 1992-95 Bosnia war, was indicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague in July 1995 for authorizing the shooting of civilians during the 43-month siege of Sarajevo.
  • Actor questions why war crimes suspects still at large

    09/21/2006 9:20:33 AM PDT · by montyspython · 40 replies · 971+ views
    serbianna.com ^ | September 20, 2006
    Actor questions why war crimes suspects still at large September 20, 2006 12:27 PM SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina-Richard Gere said Wednesday he hopes a film he is making in Bosnia about a pair of journalists hunting a war crimes suspect will raise questions about why those wanted for the Balkans' worst wartime atrocities remain at large. The film, "Spring Break in Bosnia," is being shot in Bosnia and Croatia. Gere and Terrence Howard play reporters searching for a fictional war criminal who bears a close resemblance to one of the Balkans' last top suspects, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. Karadzic and...
  • Carla Del Ponte’s UN Commandos Ready to Roll into Serbia

    06/19/2006 7:35:18 AM PDT · by montyspython · 13 replies · 454+ views
    balkanalysis.com ^ | June 09, 2006 | Christopher Deliso
    Carla Del Ponte’s UN Commandos Ready to Roll into Serbia One of the most dramatic events in the modern Balkans may go down very soon. But will it be a success- and if so, for whom? Hague Tribunal prosecutor Carla Del Ponte has been angered by Serbia’s failure to capture and extradite war crimes suspects Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic. This, compounded by the mysterious death of trophy captive Slobodan Milosevic in March, has put Del Ponte perilously close to being deprived of the glory she has sought for so long. For despite many convictions, the failure to get the...
  • The life and times of Ramsey Clark

    04/29/2006 7:45:01 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 924+ views
    AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | April 29, 2006 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    NEW YORK -- Saddam Hussein's lawyer is walking in Greenwich Village, admiring the brave buds of a skeletal tree slowly stirring from winter sleep. In the twilight of his life, he notices such things: the advent of spring, the daily opera that plays on the streets of Manhattan, the small, simple pleasures that still stir his soul. He is an old man, untroubled by the fact that his latest client is a former dictator. In his 78 years, he has represented many infamous men and many divisive causes, the latest of which is to impeach President Bush and dispatch his...
  • Srebrenica, lies and media games

    02/16/2006 8:36:01 PM PST · by zagor-te-nej · 75 replies · 1,252+ views
    Trajkovic Web Site ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | zagor-te-nej
    The Srebrenica operation was planned so that Bosnian Serb forces were positioned in a shape of a horseshoe, thus intentionally leaving space for the Muslim army and civilians to retreat North, North-West towards Tuzla. The distance of 36km and the configuration of the terrain are such that any man in average physical condition can cross it on foot. The military operation was conducted in this manner with the intention of minimizing the number of casualties, since the Muslims had brought in substantial military forces. If the Muslim forces had been hermetically enclosed, a violent fight would have ensued in which...
  • Getting Serious

    02/07/2006 8:14:44 AM PST · by lizol · 81+ views
    Transitions Online ^ | 6 February 2006 | Igor Jovanovic
    Getting Serious by Igor Jovanovic 6 February 2006 The EU could block a key agreement with Belgrade if war-crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic is not arrested. BELGRADE, Serbia and Montenegro | Serbia’s path to the EU is currently blocked by a single individual: retired General Ratko Mladic, an indicted war criminal. Mladic’s arrest has become an urgent matter for the Belgrade government since European officials have made it clear that a Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) would not be concluded unless Serbia fully cooperates with the Hague tribunal, which means handing over the wartime commander of the Bosnian Serb army. The...
  • Croatian fugitive general seized

    12/08/2005 9:33:00 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 10 replies · 409+ views
    BBC ^ | 8 December 2005
    A Croatian general charged with war crimes has been held in Spain, the UN's chief war crimes prosecutor has said. Ante Gotovina - the third most-wanted suspect from the 1990s Balkan wars - was arrested on Wednesday night in the Canary Islands, said Carla Del Ponte. Gen Gotovina, 50, is accused over the death of about 150 Serb civilians during a Croatian offensive in 1995. The Croatian government's failure to arrest him had hampered the country's entry talks with the European Union. Ms Del Ponte said she hoped efforts would now be stepped up to arrest the top two men...
  • Ramsey Clark, Attorney Outlaw: Clark Wants To Defend Saddam Hussein

    12/04/2005 8:46:41 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies · 1,082+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/5/2005 | Editor
    International Law: Everyone has the right to an attorney. But as Ramsey Clark rushes to the side of Saddam Hussein, this may be a case where both the defendant and his counsel can plead insanity...."Clark has been using and aiding mass murders and other American enemies for the last 30 years," conservative pundit David Horowitz said in 2003 of a Clark trip in Iraq. "He should give it a rest." But that is unlikely. ...Clark has defended the who's who of mass murderers — not just Milosevic, but also Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, also accused of war crimes, as...
  • NATO To Hold Karadzic's Son Indefinitely

    07/08/2005 11:53:33 AM PDT · by Jomini · 106 replies · 1,375+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | July 8, 2005 | RFE Staff
    NATO says it will keep the son of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in custody until he reveals information that may lead to the capture of his father. NATO spokesman in Sarajevo Derek Chappell told the dpa news agency that Aleksandar Karadzic will be kept in detention as long as it takes to get information NATO believes he has. NATO military units picked Karadzic up Thursday at his home in Pale, near Sarajevo. The UN war crimes tribunal in the Hague has indicted the elder Karadzic on charges of genocide and war crimes. There is no information on what...
  • Nato troops arrest Karadzic's son

    07/07/2005 12:08:25 PM PDT · by Jomini · 24 replies · 803+ views
    BBC ^ | July 7, 2005 | BBC Staff
    Nato troops have arrested the son of Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic, who is wanted for war crimes. Aleksandar "Sasa" Karadzic was detained in Pale, the Bosnian leadership's stronghold during the 1992-1995 war. Witnesses said he was led away in handcuffs and a flak jacket; a hood was put over his head as he was driven away and then flown out by helicopter. A statement from Nato said the arrest happened without incident and the operation was ongoing. It said Aleksandar Karadzic was suspected of giving support to a war crimes suspect indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for...
  • War Crimes Suspect Mladic Located in Serbia

    06/10/2005 3:54:14 AM PDT · by familyop · 2 replies · 367+ views
    Press Association by way of Scotsman ^ | 10JUN05 | Press Association
    Top war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic has been located in Serbia and his arrest and extradition to the UN war crimes tribunal is imminent, a prominent Belgrade newspaper reported today. The independent Danas said the current location of the war-time Bosnian Serb army commander was provided to the Serbian government by chief UN war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte during her June 2 visit to Belgrade. The report could not be independently verified, and a government source refused to comment. Mladic and another top suspect, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, have been on the run since 1995 when they were...
  • Where's Ratko?

    04/30/2005 5:31:40 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 34 replies · 918+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | April 29th, 2005 | By Christopher Orlet
    Just four years ago it was not unusual to find wanted war criminal Ratko Mladic enjoying himself at one of Belgrade's finer dining establishments or getting drunk and belligerent at a football match. Hailed as a war hero and protected by President Slobodan Milosevic and the Serbian army, the former Bosnian Serb general was living the good life in retirement. In contrast, try to imagine Himmler or Mengele attending opening night at the Vienna Opera House in 1950. Mladic remained on the payroll of both the Serbian and the Bosnian Serb military for years after he was indicted for war...
  • US Joins in Coordinated Moves on Balkans War Crimes Fugitives

    12/16/2004 2:04:51 PM PST · by Hoplite · 40 replies · 584+ views
    Voice Of America ^ | 16 December 2004 | David Gollust David Gollust David Gollust David Gollust
    US Joins in Coordinated Moves on Balkans War Crimes Fugitives By David Gollust State Department 16 December 2004 The international community Thursday announced new measures against Bosnian Serb officials for failing to hand over indicted Balkans war crimes figures to the U.N. tribunal in The Hague. They include targeted sanctions by the United States. The coordinated action by the United States, the International High Representative for Bosnia, Paddy Ashdown, and European Union peacekeepers in Bosnia reflects international frustration that key Balkans war crimes figures remain at large. Mr. Ashdown, international overseer of the 1995 Dayton accords on the Balkans conflict,...
  • Fugitive Karadzic's novel best seller

    10/26/2004 8:23:42 PM PDT · by Destro · 3 replies · 311+ views
    seattlepi.nwsource.com ^ | Tuesday, October 26, 2004 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    Tuesday, October 26, 2004 · Last updated 1:10 p.m. PT Fugitive Karadzic's novel best seller By DUSAN STOJANOVIC ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- A novel by Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic, the top U.N. war crimes fugitive, was a best seller at Belgrade's international book fair, a publisher and former associate said Tuesday. "Miraculous Chronicles of the Night" was completed by Karadzic in August and has "reached the publisher through secret channels," said former Bosnian Serb Information Minister Miroslav Toholj. All 1,000 copies of the Karadzic novel - a somewhat autobiographical tale set in Sarajevo in the 1980s...
  • Nato rapped over Bosnia fugitive

    07/13/2004 10:13:33 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 1 replies · 207+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 13 July, 2004 | Nick Hawton
    The prosecutor's office at the UN war crimes tribunal has criticised Nato peacekeepers for failing to arrest one of Bosnia's top war crimes suspects. Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been charged with genocide. He has been on the run for past eight years despite attempts to arrest him. Nato insists it is doing all it can to arrest Bosnia's war crimes suspects. But prosecutors say he has been able to remain free partly because Nato has not acted on intelligence provided to them. The chief spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office at The Hague, Florence Hartmann said they regularly received...
  • U.S. General Says Fugitives Karadzic, Mladic Closer to Capture

    07/13/2004 7:42:59 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 1 replies · 215+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | Jul 13
    July 12 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Army general expressed confidence that his multinational force is closing in on Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, the top war crimes fugitives in Europe, even as Bosnian officials pointed to confusion over who is responsible for capturing them. ``We are beginning to strangle them,'' said Major General Virgil Packett, commander of the Bosnia Stabilization Force, at a briefing before the House Armed Services Committee today in Washington. ``We are hearing them squeal a bit.'' With Bosnia and Herzegovina's entry into the European Union on hold until the men can be detained under United Nations...
  • Despite optimism of war crimes prosecutor, Karadzic eludes UN tribunal

    06/30/2004 10:59:36 PM PDT · by Destro · 1 replies · 121+ views
    boston.com ^ | 6/30/2004 17:49 | Anthony Deutsch
    Despite optimism of war crimes prosecutor, Karadzic eludes UN tribunal By Anthony Deutsch, Associated Press, 6/30/2004 17:49 The key developments for the U.N. court in the Hague came as its most-wanted suspect, Radovan Karadzic, was still at large, despite predictions by Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte that his arrest would happen before the end of June. Comments by Del Ponte on Tuesday in New York, after she addressed the U.N. Security Council, had left the impression that Karadzic's hand-over was imminent. Some media even reported he had been caught. Asked about Karadzic's arrest, Del Ponte had said: ''Of course I...
  • Hunting 'elusive' Karadzic

    06/30/2004 5:24:43 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 5 replies · 125+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 30 June, 2004 | By Nick Hawton
    The hushed press conference told the story. This was the most significant series of steps ever taken to try to break the network that has been protecting Europe's most wanted man for the past eight years. The chief international envoy to Bosnia, Lord Ashdown, said his aim was "to get rid of the cancer of obstructionism and corruption in the Bosnian Serb Republic (that has been protecting Radovan Karadzic) and nothing less than major surgery will do". Paddy Ashdown outlined 10 measures, including the removal of 60 Bosnian Serb officials, who he said had been helping suspected war criminals in...
  • Karadzic arrest expected today

    06/29/2004 6:55:38 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 64 replies · 387+ views
    News.com.au ^ | June 30, 2004 | By Edith M. Lederer
    THE chief UN war crimes prosecutor for former Yugoslavia said she expects Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic to be handed over for prosecution by today. Carla del Ponte refused to disclose the basis for her optimism that Karadzic, who has been in hiding for nearly a decade, will be arrested by the end of the month. "I'm still thinking that somebody is looking for Karadzic very hard, and that he will be arrested very soon," she said. "Of course I have (information). But you all understand that I cannot tell it now publicly. Let's obtain the arrest of...
  • Del Ponte deputy spills the beans

    06/24/2004 11:19:12 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 2 replies · 153+ views
    THE HAGUE -- Thursday – Neither of the Hague Tribunal’s most wanted suspects – former Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic – will ever appear before the international criminal tribunal, says Graham Blewett, The Hague’s outgoing deputy prosecutor. Blewett’s view is sharply opposed to that of Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte, who said last week that she expects Karadzic to be captured as early as this month. Hague observers say that the difference of opinion between Del Ponte and her deputy is nothing new, and Blewett himself makes no secret of the fact that his departure has been prompted...
  • Happy Birthday Radovan Karadzic

    06/21/2004 8:22:56 AM PDT · by ma bell · 2 replies · 197+ views
    SVatra-89 extends his belated srecan rodjendan through his intermediary to President Radovan Karadzic, who still retains the legitamitacy of the Republika Srpska High Office via the goodwill and support of the Serbian people, the Serbian church and the moral high ground. You are free among the Serbian people. May you pedal in peace, braca!Braca Radovan. Bosna je Crbija, Carajevo je Srbija, Raso je Srbija.=============== BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Hercegovina (AFP) - Life is not always easy in Bosnia if you are a perfect lookalike of one of the most wanted men on earth, top Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic. AFP...