SARAJEVO, Bosnia (July 23,2008) - Serbian fascist barbarians have apparently sacrificed one of their own,and not just anybody,but one of the masterminds of the genocide against Bosnians,committed during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia,Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic himself!
Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic,63,eluded justice for 13 years by hiding in plain site in the capital of the genocidal Serbia - Belgrade.He grew a beard, worked in an alternative medicine clinic, and even gave lectures and had his own website.
Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic, former political leader of the Serbians living in Bosnia, was allegedly arrested Monday in a Belgrade suburb.
Photographs apparently taken in the past few years show him with long white hair with a black streak in the middle, a flowing white beard and large glasses.
Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic as the world remembers him during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia, right, and as the bearded and bespectacled "Dr Dabic" ,left.Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic has been charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with genocide, extermination, murder, deportation, inhumane acts, and other crimes against Bosnian civilians.
Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic went unnoticed as a regular magazine contributer in the capital of the genocidal Serbia - Belgrade.Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic has been charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with genocide, extermination, murder, deportation, inhumane acts, and other crimes against Bosnian civilians.
In disguise: former leader of the Serbians living in Bosnia Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic in the capital of the genocidal Serbia after growing his hair and beard.Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic has been charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with genocide, extermination, murder, deportation, inhumane acts, and other crimes against Bosnian civilians.
Using the alias Dragan Dabic,he managed to live what seems to have been a relatively normal life while rumours circulated that he was hiding out in mountain caves and monasteries in remote eastern Bosnia.
The editor of Belgrade's "Healthy Life" magazine, Goran Kojic,said Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic,using his false name, was even a regular contributor to the publication.
"It never even occurred to me that this man with a long white beard and hair was Karadzic," Kojic said.
Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic, who is a trained psychiatrist, even had a website that, as of Wednesday morning, was still online: http://www.psy-help-energy.com.(Click here to see a screenshot of Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic's website).He apparently sold new-age health aids related to "human quantum energy." Images on the website show strange metallic objects connected by wires or strings.
During the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia, Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic masterminded the infamous "siege of Sarajevo." He has been charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with genocide, extermination, murder, deportation, inhumane acts, and other crimes against Bosnian civilians.
On Tuesday morning, Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic was questioned and ordered to be deported to The Hague.However, his lawyers have three days to appeal the ruling.
"This tribunal welcomed and was very happy to hear about Karadzic's arrest yesterday in Serbia and we are ready and hopeful he is transferred to The Hague detention facilities as soon as possible," Nerma Jelacic, of the International War Crimes Tribunal, said.
Among the worst crimes Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic is charged with is the mass murder of some 10,000 Bosnian civilians in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995 - the largest massacre in Europe since the Second World War.
If Karadzic's extradition is approved, he will still have the opportunity to appeal the ruling - a move that could delay his transfer by days or weeks.
Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic was nabbed in a raid in a Belgrade suburb after police monitored his behaviour for weeks. However, other reports said he was arrested Friday while waiting for a bus.
"He just said that these people showed him a police badge and than he was taken to some place and kept in the room. And that is absolutely against the law what they did," his lawyer Sveta Vujacic said.
In response to his arrest, Bosnians jammed the streets of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo early Tuesday in celebration. Not even an unseasonal thunderstorm and cloudburst could dampen their celebrations.
When word came through that Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic had been arrested in Belgrade on foot of a warrant from the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, hundreds of Sarajevans took to the streets of their still battered and bruised city and celebrated into the small hours.
The thunder and rain came at about 11pm on Monday - about the same time that news filtered through that Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic had been caught. Hundreds took to the streets of Sarajevo and converged on Freedom Square honking horns, cheering and shouting their joy until well after 3am.
Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic, a Montenegro-born psychiatrist of humble origin,together with Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic inflicted unfathomable horrors on the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, as well many other parts of Bosnia and parts of Croatia.
Indicted for multiple war crimes, the pair evaded arrest for 13 years. While Mladic remains at large, Karadzic can expect shortly to be in The Hague.
A Bosnian woman reads the Bosnian daily newspaper Dnevni Avaz, headlined "KARADZIC UHAPSEN" ("KARADZIC ARRESTED") and showing a photograph of former political leader of the Serbians living in Bosnia on the front page, in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, on Tuesday, July 22, 2008.
Bosnians celebrate on a street in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, early Tuesday, July 22, 2008. The streets of Sarajevo are jammed with honking cars and chanting crowds as Bosnians celebrate the arrest of Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic,charged with genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Ernad Deni Comaga (21),an activist with Bosnia's Democratic Youth Movement, was happy at the turn of events: "It is like a little piece of freedom come back into Bosnia."
Irena Cetin was more circumspect, still bearing personal scars from the Serbian 43-month siege and shelling of Sarajevo during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia. "There is no justice here," she said. "This will not change anything." Like many Sarajevans, her background is ethnically mixed - her mother was an orthodox Christian, her father a Roman Catholic. Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic, she said, was responsible for "everything that happened to me".
"I lost my father," she explained. "We went to find some trees [ during the siege]. I was with him when the grenade exploded. He was killed and so were others but I was the only one not hurt by it." That was in August 1993, and there is a tear now in her left eye. She turns away.
Analysts with the European Union Force in Bosnia (EUFOR) are monitoring reaction but are hopeful there will not be any backlash in the genocidal Serbian creature in bosnia "RS".
"There's always a danger there could be a backlash from the right-wing chetnik [ extreme Serbian fascist] element," said one analyst, "but on a scale of one to 10, I'd rate it around one or two."
Many Sarajevans look back on the war and remember that no one came to help them as they were being bombed from the hills above the city or picked off by the genocidal Serbian aggressor's snipers. They have few expectations.
"Is this possible?" asked Minka, a pensioner, hurrying to the market yesterday. "I simply cannot believe it."
"Whatever lies behind his arrest is now unimportant," said Monja Matovic (24). "The arrest itself is significant for all of us who have been through the war and suffering." A flag draped around his shoulders, Ernad Deni Comaga looks to the future, to recreating the multi-ethnic Sarajevo that used to be.
"Justice will be done for all of us in Bosnia when all the people around the world, the people who left, who are in exile, come back here - Bosnian, Serbian people and Croatian people - when they all come back home and live together without hate and violence."
Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic's arrest and trial at The Hague is a major condition for the genocidal Serbia's European Union membership.
"What's significant here is that it's the Serbian government itself that has arrested him and is surrendering him to the tribunal," Payam Akhavan, a former war crimes prosecutor at The Hague, said.
He called it "a good day for international justice" and said the arrest sends a strong message to other tyrannical leaders that war criminals will be brought to justice.
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Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic's 15 international war trial charges include the following:
- six counts of genocide and complicity in genocide (in Srebrenica and elsewhere in Bosnia)
- two counts of crimes against humanity
- one count of violations of the laws or customs of war
- one count of a grave breach of the Geneva Conventions governing wartime conduct
- one count of persecution
- two counts of deportations and other inhumane acts
- one count of inflicting terror upon civilians
- one count of taking hostages