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THE HAGUE | 18.02.2014.

KARADZIC’S THEORY ABOUT BODIES IN TOMASICA

In the course of Dusan Jankovic’s evidence, Radovan Karadzic suggested that, after the attack on Prijedor, the Green Berets buried their dead fighters in the Tomasica mine. Jankovic, former commander of the Prijedor Public Security Station, was sentenced in Sarajevo to 21 years for the crime at Koricanske Stijene
THE HAGUE | 18.02.2014.

KARADZIC WANTS MILDER SENTENCE BECAUSE OF HIS ‘AGREEMENT’ WITH HOLBROOKE

Having failed in his attempt to use the purported agreement with Richard Holbrooke to terminate the proceedings against him for double genocide and other crimes in BH, now Karadzic wants the judges to accept the agreement as a mitigating circumstance in sentencing
THE HAGUE | 17.02.2014.

SERB AUTHORITIES AND KORICANSKE STIJENE CRIME

Vladimir Glamocic, former president of the Knezevo Executive Board, claimed at Karadzic’s trial that the authorities hadn’t covered up the crime at Koricanske Stijene. Everybody was revolted and unanimous that the perpetrators should be punished. The prosecutor argued that the authorities’ attitude towards the crime was reflected in the fact that the mass graves containing the victims’ remains were discovered in 2009, after one of the culprits confessed
THE HAGUE | 17.02.2014.

DISCOVERY OF A 20-YEAR OLD SECRET OR ‘PURE FICTION’?

Former member of a police unit nicknamed Pearls claims that Radovan Karadzic was a victim of conspiracy orchestrated by Alija Izetbegovic and his associates. They provoked the Serbs to attack civilians and thus got the international community involved in the war. During the war, the Pearls provided security to the members of the BH Presidency. The prosecutor showed a number of exhibits indicating that the allegation was ‘pure fiction’
THE HAGUE | 14.02.2014.

EVERYBODY HAD FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, BUT ONLY MUSLIMS LEFT

In his evidence in Karadzic’s defense, former municipal official from Pale Jovan Sarac claimed that his authorities guaranteed the freedom of movement to all the inhabitants. In the cross-examination Sarac explained why only Muslims exercised that right
THE HAGUE | 14.02.2014.

WITNESS: KLJUC WAS ROLE MODEL FOR WHOLE REGION

Slobodan Jurisic claimed at the trial of Radovan Karadzic that Kljuc was a role model for the entire region because of the efforts of the Serb authorities there to protect people of all nationalities. Kljuc is one of seven municipalities where, the indictment alleges, genocide was committed during the war
THE HAGUE | 12.02.2014.

WITNESS QUOTES NJEGOS

Former Republika Srpska Prime Minister Gojko Klickovic quoted from Njegos's verses as he defended Radovan Karadzic. The prosecutor responded by saying that Njegos's Mountain Wreath calls for the extermination of Christians who had converted to the Islamic faith. She also noted that in a speech in July 1992, the accused said, "every verse Njegos wrote reflects the situation we face today". Karadzic eventually joined in the court hearing turned poetry debate
THE HAGUE | 12.02.2014.

KARADZIC NEEDS RECESS TO PREPARE HIS EVIDENCE

Implying that he is in an unequal position vis-a-vis the prosecution, former Republika Srpska president has asked for a two-week break in his trial, to begin on 25 February. He would use the time to prepare his own evidence
THE HAGUE | 11.02.2014.

KARADZIC'S WITNESS BLAMES MILITARY FOR CRIMES IN FOCA PRISON

Mitar Rasevic, former guards commander in the Penal and Correctional Facility (KP Dom) in Foca testified in Karadzic's defense, insisting he had been "a consummate professional" all his life. He claimed he had never seen any evidence of violence or blood on the detainees' bodies and the walls in the KP Dom. He didn't notice the disappearance of over 200 detainees, and blamed the military for all the bad things that happened to the prisoners
THE HAGUE | 06.02.2014.

CRIMES WERE COMMITTED BY POLICE OFFICERS AND ‘CONSCIENCELESS INDIVIDUALS’

A protected defense witness testified at Karadzic’s trial and accused paramilitary groups for the crimes in Keraterm and Omarska. When the witness was shown evidence that the Banja Luka special police were involved in the unlawful treatment of prisoners, the witness said the problems occurred when ‘conscienceless individuals’ would mingle with the police from time to time. It was hard to establish who the culprits were, the witness explained

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