Monday, August 11, 2008


LONDON, UK (August 11,2008) - Former leader and creator of the genocidal Serbian creature in Bosnia "RS",Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic,who has been indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for genocide and war crimes committed during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia, was able to avoid capture for 13 years because he received protection from London, a former Hague Tribunal official has claimed,the British Daily Telegraph reported yesterday.

James Luko, a former United Nations political affairs officer in Bosnia and a Hague Tribunal investigator, told a Belgrade newspaper that Gen Angus Ramsay, the former commander of British peace­keepers in Bosnia, was ordered by superiors in London to leave Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic alone just minutes before British troops prepared to capture him in August 1997.

Mr Luko, who spent several years in Belgrade before resigning in 2005, claimed he was one of three people present when Gen Ramsay entered a room at British Army headquarters in the northern Bosnian city of Banja Luka moments after speaking to London. Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic’s convoy, monitored from an Awacs plane, was visible on a large screen in the room.

“We are not police, we are soldiers, and therefore this is not our responsibility ”, Gen Ramsay allegedly said.

A spokesman for the British Ministry of Defence said: “We have no knowledge of this alleged incident and we would not comment on intelligence matters. The UK has been fully committed from the outset to bringing to justice indicted war criminals from the former Yugoslavia.”

A report in the same newspaper last week claimed that Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic was living under US protection until the CIA caught him breaking an agreement to stay out of politics.

In his first appearance before The Hague Tribunal, Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic claimed that Richard Holbrooke, the former US Assistant Secretary of State, had guaranteed him immunity if he withdrew from public life.

A former Hague Tribunal insider has added her comments to claims that Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadžić enjoyed support from Britain,the United States,Russia and France. Former Hague spokeswoman Florence Hartmann told the Belgrade daily Blic that the UN war crimes court's prosecution on several occasions gave the U.S. exact locations where Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic was hiding. But, Hartmann says, "they did nothing".

"Information about the fugitives' whereabouts was abundant, however, it would always turn out that one of the three countries – the U.S., Britain or France – would block arrests," she said.

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