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Goran Hadzic

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THE HAGUE | 14.07.2014.

HADZIC'S MACHIAVELLIAN APPROACH TO TRUTH

On the seventh day of his testimony, Goran Hadzic denied his participation in the crimes he is charged with. He claims he knew nothing about them. He also denied the accuracy of an interview he gave after the fall of Vukovar on 20 November 1001, claiming he had adopted ‘a Machiavellian approach’: he lied because ‘the truth would have resulted in the collapse of the whole system’
THE HAGUE | 10.07.2014.

HADZIC AND JOINT CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

In his evidence, Goran Hadzic spoke about the ‘conflict’, being ‘on bad terms’ and having a ‘political break-up’ with persons who allegedly participated in the same joint criminal enterprise. Hadzic claimed that he wasn’t able to exercise ‘either command or control’ over the Serb forces that actually perpetrated the crimes against humanity and war crimes he has been charged with
THE HAGUE | 09.07.2014.

HADZIC RENOUNCES BADZA AND ARKAN

Goran Hadzic is trying to play down the significance of his contacts with Radovan Stojicic Badza and Zeljko Raznatovic Arkan. Badza, former commander of the Territorial Defense of the Serb Autonomous Region of Eastern Slavonia, and Arkan, leader of the Tiger’s unit, are listed in the indictment as participants in the joint criminal enterprise Hadzic has been charged with
THE HAGUE | 08.07.2014.

ARMY HAD POWER, HADZIC HAD NONE

As indicated in the opening statement, Hadzic defends himself by arguing that the JNA had ‘all the power’ while he didn’t have ‘anything’: he had no authority over the Territorial Defense, no personnel, no information about the JNA’s plans to attack...
THE HAGUE | 07.07.2014.

HOW THE WAR STARTED, AS SEEN BY GORAN HADZIC

In his evidence in his own defense Goran Hadzic talked about the establishment of the Serbian National Council, the deaths of Croatian police officers in Borovo Selo and his appointment as the prime minister elect of the ‘tentative’ government of the Serb Autonomous Region of Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srem
THE HAGUE | 04.07.2014.

HADZIC DENIES CLAIMS MADE BY PROSECUTION WITNESSES

For the most part of his testimony in his own defense on Friday, Goran Hadzic contested the evidence of Borivoj Savic, his former brother in arm and a member of the same political party. Savic claimed that Hadzic was responsible for the outbreak of the war in Eastern Slavonia. According to the accused, Savic’s testimony was a ‘lie, fantasy, nonsense, shame…’. Savic and Hadzic were arrested in Plitvice in 1991. Since then, Savic has ‘gone mad’, Hadzic explained
THE HAGUE | 03.07.2014.

GORAN HADZIC’S DEFENSE CASE BEGINS

Goran Hadzic’s defense lawyer blames Arkan’s men, Seselj’s men and the JNA, urging the Trial Chamber to acquit his client, who is the former prime minister of the Serb Autonomous Region Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srem. Hadzic faces charges of crimes against humanity in Eastern Slavonia from June 1991 to the end of 1993. ‘If the accusations were true, if my conscience were not clear, would my family still live in Croatia?’, Hadzic asked as he made a statement in court without making the solemn declaration
THE HAGUE | 24.06.2014.

FOUR-DAY WORKING WEEK AND 140 HOURS FOR HADZIC’S DEFENSE

Goran Hadzic’s defense has been granted 140 hours to present its case. The judges have granted the defense’s request for a four-day working week in July and August 2014, when the accused will give evidence
THE HAGUE | 17.06.2014.

GORAN HADZIC WILL TESTIFY FIRST IN HIS OWN DEFENSE

Goran Hadzic's defense case will open on 3 July with a two-hour opening statement. After that, Goran Hadzic will make a statement without taking the solemn declaration, and will then proceed to testify. His evidence is expected to take about a month. The defense has indicated it will call 79 witnesses and will take 140 hours to examine them in chief
THE HAGUE | 09.04.2014.

HADZIC’S VISITS TO BELGRADE AND NOVI SAD

The prosecution’s insider witness denied in the cross-examination that Goran Hadzic had ties with Jovica Stanisic and Slobodan Milosevic. As he was re-examined by the prosecutor, the witness conceded his evidence at the trial of the former chiefs of the Serbian State Security was true. When he testified at that trial, Goran Hadzic was a fugitive from justice

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