Monday, June 16, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (June 16,2008) - Spokeswoman of the Belgrade District Court,located in the genocidal Serbia, Ivana Ramic said that the identity of Hague fugitive,Serbian war criminal Stojan Zupljanin has been confirmed on the basis of DNA tests.

On 14 March 1999 Serbian war criminal Stojan Zupljanin was charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY),located in the Hague,the Netherlands,with genocide, crimes against humanity, violations of the laws and customs of war and grave breacees of the Geneva Conventions.

He was a former Security chief of the genocidal paramilitary fascist formations of the Serbians living in Bosnia, on the run from justice for almost eight years.Serbian war criminal Stojan Zupljanin committed numerous war crimes against Bosnian civilians during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.He tried to avoid being sent to The Hague by claiming the police had caught the wrong man.

Arrested in Pancevo on Wednesday, Serbian war criminal Stojan Zupljanin denied his identity at the Special Court, and claimed that he was Branislav Vukadin.

The court said that Vukadin, Zupljanin’s assumed identity, has been dead for some time. The The Hague fugitive’s fingerprints were filed under the name of Branislav Vukadin, which was why a DNA analysis was necessary.

His personal ID card with his assumed identity was issued in Backa Palanka. Another fugitive,Serbian war criminal Vlastimir Djordjevic was also carrying the identity card of a dead man when he was arrested in 2007.

Earlier, Serbian war criminal Stojan Zupljanin’s assigned legal counsel Igor Pantelic confirmed that the suspect had introduced himself to the judge as Branislav Vukadin. Pantelic said that he had been present when the suspect’s fingerprints and blood sample had been taken.

Serbian war criminal Stojan Zupljanin

Olga Kavran, spokesperson for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, said she hoped the other top Serbian war criminals, Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic, would be in The Hague shortly.

Serge Brammertz, the UN's chief prosecutor for Yugoslavia war crimes, told the UN Security Council last week that all these Serbian war criminals were within the genocidal Serbia's reach.

Serbian war criminal Stojan Zupljanin, is charged on the basis of his personal and command responsibility with crimes committed against Bosnian civilians in the Bosnian Krajina region, including, among others, the area of Kotor Varos, Banja Luka, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Kljuc, Bosanski Novi and elsewhere,during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

The ICTY indictment states that Serbian war criminal Stojan Zupljanin participated in a joint criminal enterprise together with the convicted Serbian war criminal Radoslav Brdjanin (sentenced by the Hague Tribunal to 30 years’ imprisonment), Serbian war criminals Slobodan Milosevic and Nikola Koljevic (both dead), Serbian war criminal Momcilo Krajisnik (awaiting a verdict in The Hague), the convicted Serbian war criminal Biljana Plavsic (serving 11 years),Serbian war criminal Mico Stanisic (trial ongoing), and other Serbian war criminals.

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