Lukic’s defence restless in fabricating evidence

A protected witness – referred to only as MLD-10 in court – spoke highly of Lukic, and said he had helped her father and brother escape to safety during the war.  MLD-10 described Lukic as a “quiet, nice person” who was “always forthcoming, helpful where he could be” and “extremely humane and gracious”.

However, MLD-10 , a Bosnian Muslim women from Rujiste (the birthplace of Milan Lukic), married to a Croat in Zavidovic was the  contact-person for the meeting between Hamdija Vilic and Milan Lukic’s defence last year. As Hamdija Vilic testified, he was contacted by MLD-10 to come to Zavidovici to meet with Lukic’s defence who offered him 100,000 Euro to give Lukic and alibi(see more here).  MLD-10 denied Hamdija Vilic’s accusations and claims that Vilic is a Bosnian nationalist who disapproved of her lifestyle.

Hamdija Vilic, whose wife and three children were burned alive by Milan Lukic and other Visegrad Serbs.

Hamdija Vilic, whose wife and three children were burned alive by Milan Lukic and other Visegrad Serbs.

MLD-10 claimed that Milan Lukic helped her father and brother escape from Visegrad. The prosecution raised doubts about her story:

“So is your evidence that Milan Lukic helped them escape with their lives from Rujiste, and yet they return, collect their cattle and walk with them down a half-hour walk to the banks of the Drina and then bring them across the Drina on a boat?”

She repiled that this had been the case.

As the prosecution claims, it seems that Lukic’s defence gave MLD-10  a sum of 20,000 Euro to testify. Her brother, also a witness, MLD-2, who was  entitled to receive half of the money given to her got angry when he received a much smaller sum.

I now put to you that you unexpectedly volunteered MLD-2’s evidence during your testimony as a way of giving Milan Lukic what he has already paid for – an alibi for 27 June. Is that not the truth?” asked the prosecution.

MLD-10 denied this claiming that her damaged relationship with her brother has nothing to do with Lukic.

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