Friday, August 22, 2008


THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (August 22,2008) - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) appointed today Scottish judge Iain Bonomy to oversee preparations for the genocide trial of former leader and creator of the genocidal Serbian creature in Bosnia "RS" and one of the masterminds of the genocide against the Bosnian people, committed during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia,Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic.

Bonomy's appointment comes after tribunal president Fausto Pocar reassigned the Dutch judge who led Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic's first appearance at the court.

On Aug. 15, Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic mailed a letter to Pocar accusing Orie of having an anti-Serbian bias and requesting that he be removed from the case.

Pocar said yesterday he had decided to change chambers for "trial management and case distribution needs".In a separate filing, he said Karadzic's letter had been submitted to him improperly, and so there was no need to address it, given the change.

Bonomy was a judge in the trial of Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic's former mentor Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic. That case was aborted when Milosevic died of a heart attack in his U.N. cell in March 2006.

Bonomy and Karadzic will come face-to-face for the first time Aug. 29, when Serbian war criminal must enter pleas to 11 charges including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. If he refuses, the court automatically enters not guilty pleas.

Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic was arrested last month after 13 years on the run from justice.He is charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility [Article 7(1) of the ICTY Statute] and superior criminal responsibility [Article 7(3)] with:

Genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, wilful killing (grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, violation of the laws or customs of war, genocide, crime against humanity, Articles 2-5), committed in the areas that include but are not limited to the municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina of Bijeljina, Bratunac, Bosanski Šamac, Brčko, Doboj, Foča, Ilijaš, Ključ, Kotor Varoš, Novi Grad, Prijedor, Rogatica, Sanski Most, Srebrenica, Višegrad, Vlasenica, Zavidovići and Zvornik, and the Srebrenica enclave.

Persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts, unlawfully inflicting terror upon civilians, taking of hostages (violations of the laws or customs of war, crimes against humanity, Articles 3 and 5). committed in the areas that include but are not limited to the municipalities of Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Bileća, Bosanska Krupa, Bosanski Novi, Bosanski Petrovac, Bosanski Šamac, Bratunac, Brčko, Čajniče, Čelinac, Doboj, Donji Vakuf, Foča, Gacko, Hadžići, Ilidža, Ilijaš, Jajce, Ključ, Kalinovik, Kotor Varoš, Nevesinje, Novi Grad, Novo Sarajevo, Pale, Prijedor, Prnjavor, Rogatica, Rudo, Sanski Most, Šekovići, Šipovo, Sokolac, Teslić, Trnovo, Višegrad, Vlasenica, Vogošća, Zavidovići, and Zvornik and the Srebrenica enclave,during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

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