Monday, October 29, 2007


MOSTAR, Bosnia (October 29,2007) - The presidents of Bosnia's six major political parties adopted a declaration on implementation of police reforms in the southern Bosnian City of Mostar yesterday.

The declaration is expected to remove obstacles for to the initialing and signing of a pre-membership agreement between Bosnia and the European Union.The move came following their four-hour meeting of six top Bosnia's politicians with the International Community's High Representative in Bosnia Miroslav Lajcak.

The signatories agreed to assume all of the necessary obligations for the implementation of the reform in keeping with EU principles, which are necessary for the continuation of the EU association process.

The declaration was signed after nearly four hours of a meeting behind closed doors.

"We are offering this Declaration to the international community's High Representative in Bosnia and the European Union," said the host of Sunday's meeting, Dragan Covic,the President of the HDZ BIH Party.

The declaration was signed by Covic,Haris Silajdzic of the Party for Bosnia (SBIH),Sulejman Tihic of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA),Bozo Ljubic of the HDZ 1990, Milorad Dodik of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, and Mladen Ivanic of the Democratic Progress Party.

The European Union has warned Bosnia that it could not sign the Stabilization and Association Agreement, the first step on the ladder to EU membership, without the police reform.

The signatories agreed they would take every activity necessary to implement the reform in accordance with the EU's three principles: be organized at the Bosnian state level, financed from a single budget and free from political interference.

The declaration says that the aim of the entire police reform in Bosnia is the functioning of a multiethnic and professional police.

The declaration does not specify if the current police force of the genocidal Serbian creature in Bosnia "th RS" will survive and if police regions will cross the entity border, the reason for previously irreconcilable positions.

The declaration says the new and reformed police will rely on relevant provisions of the Bosnian Constitution that will result from constitutional reform. This should mean that police reform will be accompanied by constitutional reform.

The International Community's High Representative in Bosnia Miroslav Lajcak, who attended the meeting, told the press the participants in the meeting agreed to launch a new negotiating round on constitutional amendments, which would be discussed at the next joint meeting in a month's time.


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 29,2007) - The International Community's High Representative in Bosnia Miroslav Lajcak warned that he will not tolerate any attempt to destroy the authority of the Office of the International Community's High Representative in Bosnia (OHR), telling Serbia's government that their country has problems of its own it needs to see to, rather than concern itself with Bosnian issues.

The international community does not wish to see the situation in Bosnia deteriorate, he added.

"Demagogy and stupid statements could be heard in the last few days, but no arguments to prove that the last package of measures was directed against the RS," Lajcak told Bosnian state television.

He added it will not be up to the Serbians living in Bosnia to decide whether the OHR continues its activities, and that Serbia needs to let Bosnian politicians deal with Bosnian problems.

Lajcak said Serbia's Prime Minister Vojislav Koštunica's statement that the Dayton peace accord was jeopardized was "dangerous".

Lajcak also noted that although he did not insist on the issue of the possible sacking of the Prime Minister of the genocidal Serbian creature in Bosnia "the RS" Milorad Dodik, "no option was ruled out."

On October 19, Lajcak imposed amendments to the Law on the Bosnian Council of Ministers and parliamentary rules of procedure, and changed the quorum necessary to conduct sessions of the House of Representatives.


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 29,2007) – The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic stated that he fully supports his attitudes expressed recently as a reaction to the statements about Bosnia made by Serbia's Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica.

”We have not forgotten that Kostunica walked all over Bosnia holding a machine gun. When such a person makes threats of problems in my own house 15 years after, all diplomatic communication will be of no use and unnecessary”,the Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic said.


ZVORNIK, Bosnia (October 29,2007) - Bosnian forensic experts commenced the excavation of a mass grave at Kamenica location near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, the Bosnian Commission on Missing Persons confirmed.

Murat Hurtic of the commission said more than 20 complete or incomplete bodies of the genocide victims were expected to be found in the newly found mass grave in Kamenica.

The bodies of the genocide victims, he said, belong to Bosnian civilians from the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where the genocidal Serbian aggressor murdered up to 10,000 Bosnian civilians after capturing the area during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

A total of 10 mass graves have already been excavated at Kamenica location since the end of the Serbian aggression against Bosnia, with several thousands complete and incomplete bodies of the genocide victims exhumed.

The works on the newest mass grave in Kamenica, according to Hurtic, may last for some two weeks.


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 29,2007) - On Tuesday, October 30, Serbian war criminal Milorad Trbic, indicted for genocide committed, is due to appear at a pre-trial status conference before the Bosnian State Court.

On June 11 this year, Serbian war criminal Milorad Trbic was transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to Bosnia for further processing. As he refused to appear at the plea hearing scheduled in August, the Bosnian State Court subsequently recorded a plea of not guilty on his behalf.

The Bosnian State Prosecutor charges former member of the genocidal paramilitary formations of the Serbians living in Bosnia (VRS),Serbian war criminal Milorad Trbic, with having participated in the execution of more than 7,000 Bosnian civilians at the stadium in Bratunac on July 13, 1995, and in front of the school in Grbavci on July 14, 1995.

Following the confirmation of the indictment against Suad Kapic, a plea hearing has been scheduled to take place in the Bosnian State Court on Thursday, November 1.

The indictment alleges that Kapic, a former soldier of the Fifth Corps of the Bosnian Army, participated in the killing of four captured genocidal Serbian aggressor's soldiers during the "Sana 95" military operation conducted in September 1995.

The first defence witnesses at the trial of Croatian war criminal Zdravko Mihaljevic are due to appear at a hearing scheduled on Friday, November 2. The Bosnian State Prosecutor charges the former member of the Croatian aggressor's formations with having committed crimes against humanity in the Bosnian village of Tulice near Kiseljak,during the Croatian aggression against Bosnia in the early 1990's.

The trial of Serbian war criminals Mirko Todorovic and Milos Radic, indicted for murder of a group of Bosnian civilians in the eastern Bosnian town of Bratunac in 1992, is due to continue on Monday, October 29.

On the same day, and also on Wednesday, October 31, the Bosnian State Prosecutor is due to continue presenting evidence against Croatian war criminals Marko Radic, Dragan Sunjic, Damir Brekalo and Mirko Vracevic, who are indicted for crimes committed in Vojno concentration camp near the southern Bosnian city of Mostar in 1993,during the Croatian aggression against Bosnia.

This week, on October 30, the trial before the Bosnian State Court continues in the case of Sefik Alic, a former member of the Bosnian Army, who is considered responsible for offences committed against captured genocidal Serbian aggressor's soldiers.

On the same day, the trial of Serbian war criminals Mitar Rasevic and Savo Todovic is due to continue before the Bosnian State Court. The two Serbian war criminals are charged with having maltreated Bosnian civilians in Foca concentration camp from 1992 to 1994,during the Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, the prosecution is due to continue its evidence presentation process against Serbian war criminals Zeljko Mejakic, Momcilo Gruban, Dusan Fustar and Dusko Knezevic, who are charged with crimes committed in Omarska and Keraterm concentration camps.

On Wednesday, October 31, the defence team of Serbian war criminal Jadranko Palija is due to continue examining the witnesses who will testify in favour of the former member of the genocidal Serbian aggressor's formations, who is charged with the murder of Bosnian civilians in the village of Begici, in Sanski Most municipality.

On Thursday, November 1, ten witnesses invited by Serbian war criminal Dragisa Zivanovic's defence team are due to be examined as part of the trial of the 11 Serbian war criminals charged with genocide.


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 29,2007) - Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis is visiting Bosnia from 28 to 30 October.

Today,on October 29, the Secretary General is due to meet with members of the Bosnian Presidency,Prime Minister and members of the Bosnian government, Foreign Affairs Minister ,the International Community's High Representative and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and representatives of civil society.

On the following day, Mr. Davis will address the session of the Bosnian Parliament.