Monday, June 2, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (June 2,2008) - The Bosnian State Court has convicted three Serbian war criminals of war crimes committed against Bosnian civilians during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia and sentenced them to between 11 and 31 years in prison.

The Bosnian State Court said judges have sentenced Serbian war criminals Zeljko Mejakic to 21 years, Momcilo Gruban to 11 and Dusko Knezevic to 31 years in prison for murder, torture, sexual assault and inhuman confinement of Bosnian civilians in the summer of 1992.

Serbian war criminal Zeljko Mejakic,44, and Serbian war criminal Momcilo Gruban,47,were commanders of the notorious Omarska concentration camps near the northern Bosnian town of Prijedor in the early stages of the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia. Serbian war criminal Dusko Knezevic regularly entered Omarska and another concentration camp to beat and murder detained Bosnian civilians.

The Bosnian State Court said that more than 7,000 Bosnian civilians were systematically captured, taken and arbitrarily confined by the genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor at Omarska, Keraterm and Trnopolje concentration camps. The detained Bosnian civilians were held in inhumane conditions and subjected to grave physical, psychological and sexual mistreatment.

In Omarska alone, 3,000 Bosnian civilians were held without adequate food or drinking water. The detainees were exposed to murder,torture and humiliation on daily basis. The three convicted Serbian war criminals were found to have personally taken part in killings.


ZAGREB, Croatia (June 2,2008) - Remarks by the leader of the genocidal Serbian fascist creature in Bosnia "RS" Milorad Dodik that the Bosnian state was ‘imposed’ on the Serbians living in Bosnia has sparked condemnation across the region.

Speaking at the congress of Serbian Minority Council in Croatia on Saturday,Serbian fascist Dodik among other things said:

“We respect Dayton, but that's a tight framework within which we cannot achieve our own interests”.

The statement triggered immediate condemnation from Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, who was participating at the same congress. Mesic said he expected the Serbian government to send a clear message to the Serbians living in Bosnia that they should accept Bosnia as their homeland and Sarajevo as their capital.

Mesic added that when the Serbian government start sending such messages, that would put an end to “political illusionists” like Dodik who questioned the existence of Bosnia while insisting on the continued existence of the genocidal Serbian creature in Bosnia "RS" “which did not exist until this war and was created on ethnic cleansing.”

Serbian fascist Milorad Dodik, known for his short temper and off-the-cuff remarks, was quick to fire back.

“Mesic is president of Croatia and should not be concerned by Belgrade’s policy towards Serbians living in Bosnia," he said.

Serbian fascist added that Croatia's President Stjepan Mesic “should better shut up” until Croatia returns all the property to the Serbians living in Croatia and put on trial all those responsible for crimes against the Serbians living in Croatia.

This triggered another bitter reaction from the Croatian President Mesic.

“It is an utter disgrace to come to a foreign country and then tell its president to shut up,” President Mesic told media.

Both the Croatian President Mesic and the Croatian Premier Ivo Sanader questioned the Serbian Minority Council of Croatia for inviting Serbian fascist Milorad Dodik to their conference. Organisers responded Dodik was invited as a representative of an entity, not a state, and added they were “fed up” by being used as an excuse for “political quarrels.”

Sanader also said that after these developments he was considering cancelling his official visit to the northern Bosnian city of Banja Luka (currently controlled by the Serbiuans living in Bosnia) planned for June 21.

The leaders of the two strongest Bosnian parties also strongly criticised Serbian fascist Milorad Dodik for his comments.

The Bosnian President Haris Silajdzic, said Dodik’s comments are affecting Bosnia’s international reputation. He added that it also shows the need for a continued international presence in Bosnia, as the only guarantor to prevent radical Serbian rhetoric from being put into action.

In an interview for Banja Luka daily Nezavisne Novine published today, President Silajdzic added that “the RS will abolish itself” by violating Bosnia’s constitutional and legal provisions.

“Dodik can say whatever he wants but he comes from Bosnia and Bosnia will always remain, while his words can only further jeopardise the very existence of the (genocidal Serbian creature in Bosnia) RS,” said vice-president of the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, Bakir Izetbegovic in his statement for Bosnian daily Dnevni Avaz.


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (June 2,2008) - Bosnia's Prime Minister Nikola Spiric and his Slovak counterpart Robert Fico signed today in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo an agreement on boosting economic cooperation between the two countries. Spiric and Fico also signed a document on improving and protecting investments between Bosnia and Slovakia.

The documents signed in Sarajevo should help intensify business cooperation.

Slovakia's Premier Fico also expressed Slovakia's support for Bosnia's progress towards Euro-Atlantic integration.

European Union member Slovakia, Fico told reporters, is ready to share with Bosnia its positive and negative experiences of progress towards EU membership.

During his one-day-official visit to Bosnia Fico was also to meet with members of Bosnia's tripartite state presidency, as well as with the International Community's High Representative and EU Special Representative in Bosnia, Slovak diplomat Miroslav Lajcak.