Friday, July 03, 2009

JUDGE CONSIDERS DROPPING SOME CHARGES AGAINST KARADZIC

Please see this post at the Srebrenica Genocide Blog for details, explanation, and a list of contacts so you can take action.

EDIT: Please see the comment from Owen below; it appears that initial reports might have been too alarmist. Which is good news.

5 comments:

Daniel said...

If key charges against Karadzic get dropped, then we can safely conclude that a crime of genocide pays. The Srebrenica genocide included forcible ethnic cleansing of 30,000 people with 8,000+ summarily executed. Will survivors of the worst European carnage since World War II ever get justice?

Daniel said...

Kirk, the Congress of North American Bosniaks (CNAB) recently published two confidential court decisions allowing Serbia to censor the most incriminating evidence showing Serbia's direct involvement in the Srebrenica genocide.

The sensitive information included confidential orders by the court in the Slobodan Milosevic trial, not to publicise documents that implicate the Serbian state in the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, in which at least 8,372 Bosniaks were summarily executed and 30,000 forcibly expelled in a mass scale ethnic cleansing.

Get them while you can, hopefully they don't get removed soon.

Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor said...

There is even one more outrageous event. Serbs celebrate while Bosniaks bury genocide victims.

http://srebrenica-genocide.blogspot.com/2009/07/serbs-celebrate-bosniaks-bury-genocide.html

owen said...

Message to JUSTWATCH today (8 July) from Nerma Jelacic, spokesperson for the ICTY Spokesperson:

"For those of you who may have wondered about the accuracy of media reports about reduction of the scope of indictement against Radovan Karadzic here is the clarification provided at today's ICTY Press Briefing. It can also be found at the following link: http://www.icty.org/sid/10182

Asked about the recent reports in the media claiming that Judge Bonomy invited Prosecution during the last Status Conference in the Karadzic to think about dropping either Srebrenica or Sarajevo charge of the indictment, Nerma Jelacic responded that at no point did Judge Bonomy invite the Prosecution to drop the 'Srebrenica or Sarajevo counts' as reported by the media. The Prosecution was told that they may need to start thinking about how to reduce the length of the trial and a number of
possibilities were mentioned, including reducing the number of crime sites and not proceeding on certain counts. These were simply hypothetical examples to illustrate the application of the Rules. The Tribunal's rules stipulate that the Trial Chambers can invite the Prosecutor to reduce the number of counts or crime scenes charged in the indictment in the interest
of a fair and expeditious trial and issue any appropriate orders."

Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor said...

Kirk, take a look at this:

Congress of North American Bosniaks demands removal of controversial judge from the Karadzic case.

Judge Christoph Fluegge's impartiality has been tainted by his own statements about the Srebrenica genocide.