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Stanisic & Simatovic

Jovica Stanisic, Franko Simatovic

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THE HAGUE | 25.01.2012.

KARADZIC’S MEDALS FOR ARKAN AND HIS MEN

Former member of Arkan’s men Borislav Pelevic claims that the paramilitary unit fought under the command of the Krajina army and police in 1992 and 1993. In 1994 and 1995, Arkan’s men fought as part of the Bosnian Serb security forces. This is why Radovan Karadzic awarded the Order of Karadjordje’s Star to Zeljko Raznatovic and the Milos Obilic Medal to the witness
THE HAGUE | 24.01.2012.

‘COMRADES’ AND ‘BROTHERS’ ON SAME MISSION

Arkan’s close personal, military and political associate Borislav Pelevic testifies in Franko Simatovic’s defense. Pelevic today tried to deny there were any links between Arkan’s men and the Serbian State Security Service, highlighting instead their cooperation with Biljana Plavsic, Radovan Karadzic, Goran Hadzic and, above all, the JNA and the commander of its Novi Sad Corps, Biorcevic
THE HAGUE | 19.01.2012.

SPANKED FOR A WAR CRIME

Franko Simatovic’s defense witness was able to recognize the soldier shown kicking civilians on the ground on a photo taken immediately after Arkan’s volunteers entered Bijeljina. The witness claimed the soldier was physically punished for this incident and removed from the unit. The prosecutor showed a document indicating that the same person was still on payroll of the ‘Arkan’s men’ some years later
THE HAGUE | 18.01.2012.

ROLE OF SERBIAN MUP IN EASTERN SLAVONIA

Franko Simatovic’s defense witness denied that ‘Arkan’s men’ had any links with the Serbian MUP and State Security Service. The witness at the same time insisted that Arkan’s paramilitary unit worked well with the Eastern Slavonia Ministry of Defense and Territorial Defense. According to the prosecution evidence, the persons in charge of those bodies – Ilija Kojic, Milan Milovanovic Mrgud and Radovan Stojicic – all worked for the Serbian MUP
THE HAGUE | 17.01.2012.

ARKAN’S CLERK TESTIFIES IN SIMATOVIC’S DEFENSE

Former member of the Serbian Volunteer Guard Jovan Dimitrijevic claimed his unit was part of the Krajina Territorial Defense and later of the Krajina police. The unit received equipment and other supplies from the JNA, food from the Eastern Slavonia government, and money from various donors. Everybody gave something except the Serbian State Security Service, the witness claimed. The prosecution alleges that the unit was under the control of the Service
THE HAGUE | 11.01.2012.

CAPTAIN DRAGAN – A SOLDIER IN KRAJINA OR SERBIAN STATE SECURITY AGENT?

In the face of the prosecutor’s attempts to prove him wrong, Franko Simatovic’s defense witness, testifying under protective measures, remained adamant that Captain Dragan Vasiljkovic’s special unit was subordinated to the Serbian Army of Krajina (SVK). The witness was unable to pinpoint their position in the military chain of command
THE HAGUE | 10.01.2012.

‘HUMANITARIAN AID’ FOR KRAJINA POLICE

Contradicting the prosecution’s claims that the Serbian State Security Service funded the Krajina police, a protected witness called by Franko Simatovic’s defense contended that the reserve police officers were paid by the companies where they normally worked, while the regular police were paid from the donations and were sometimes paid in goods from humanitarian aid
THE HAGUE | 15.12.2011.

SIMATOVIC DISOWNS ‘CAPTAIN DRAGAN’

Franko Simatovic’s defense called protected witness DFS 014 in a bid to deny the claim that Captain Dragan Vasiljkovic had any ties with the Serbian State Security Service. The defense insisted on Vasiljkovic’s connections with the Serbian Army of Krajina. The trial continues after the Tribunal’s winter recess on 10 January 2012
THE HAGUE | 14.12.2011.

WHO OWNED CAPTAIN DRAGAN?

Franko Simatovic’s defense witness claimed that Captain Dragan Vasiljkovic was a ‘free lancer’ who had ties with the Serbian Renewal Movement in Serbia. The prosecutor showed evidence of Vasiljkovic’s ties with the Serbian State Security Service. Does the witness believe that Martians exist, that the Pope is a Satanist and why does his website link to the Red Beret website?
THE HAGUE | 13.12.2011.

FRANKO SIMATOVIC’S DEFENSE OPENS ITS CASE

Dejan Lucic, the first witness called by Simatovic’s defense, claimed that Captain Dragan Vasiljkovic had close ties with the Serbian Renewal Movement. According to Lucic, Vasiljkovic went to Krajina as a private individual, not as an agent of the Serbian State Security Service, and established a special unit training center there. Simatovic will spend the winter recess on provisional release

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