Wednesday, November 14, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (November 14,2007) - In order to be able to collect sufficient evidence and to file an adequate indictment, the Bosnian State Prosecutior has requested yesterday a one-month custody extension for Serbian war criminal Gojko Klickovic.

Former prime minister of the genocidal Serbian creature in Bosnia (RS),Serbian war criminal Gojko Klickovic,is suspected of having committed crimes against humanity during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

The Bosnian State Court shall render its decision at a later stage.

The Bosnian State Prosecutior considers that Serbian war criminal Gojko Klickovic participated in the mobilisation and organisation of the genocidal paramilitary forces of the serbians living in Bosnia (VRS) and also in the achievement of the Serbian aggresor's goals, such as road and bridge blockages, organisation of sniper activities and establishment of concentration camps.

Prosecutor David Schwendiman justified the custody extension request by saying that the suspect might try to influence accessories and witnesses. The Prosecutor did not provide further details on the actions covered by the investigation.

"I do not think that introduction of alternative measures would be appropriate. No other measures, except for custody, would ensure his presence," said Schwendiman.

Objecting to the proposal, attorney Dusko Tomic asked that prohibiting measures be introduced for his client instead. He reiterated that various investigations against Serbian war criminal Gojko Klickovic have been ongoing for 12 years already.

"If they have not been able to do anything in 12 years, what can they do in 30 days?" asked Tomic, adding that the potential custody extension would represent a "reprisal against Klickovic".

"He has nowhere to go, as he has Bosnian citizenship alone," said Tomic, adding that Serbian war criminal Gojko Klickovic could not influence the witnesses and accessories as he does not know who they are.

The Bosnian State Prosecutor noted that the suspect does not have a permanent place of residence in Bosnia. Tomic responded by saying that this could be solved "in an hour". He said that he would give make his family home available to the client, who could register it as his permanent place of residence.

Serbian war criminal Gojko Klickovic also addressed the Bosnian State Court by saying that he did not think of "crossing the Drina river" as he "spent his school and university time in Sarajevo".

At the request of the Bosnain State Court, the Serbia's police handed him over to the Bosnian authorities in June this year. He has been held in custody since then.

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