Archive for Milan Lukić

Bikavac exhumation 25.2.2016

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2016 by visegrad92



25.2.2016 – An exhumation was carried out on the foundations of Meho Aljic’s house in Bikavac where on 27.6.1992 one of the worst war crimes was committed during the genocide 1992-95. At least 70 women and children were burnt alive by Bosnian Serb soldiers.

On 25.2.2016, the Missing Persons Institute conducted an exhumation on this location and found one piece of human bone. There were several exhumations conducted on this location but this was the first time a human bone was discovered.

The crime scene was destroyed by the local authorities during or after the war. The house was bulldozed and the site was turned into a garbage dump.

DNA analysis will be conducted on the discovered bone in order to try and establish an identity of a victim.


Photo credits: Avaz



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 22, 2014 by visegrad92

Prosecutor of Regional Team III of the Special Department for War Crimes within the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH issued an indictment against Dragan Šekarić, born on November 4, 1969 in Goražde, residing in Višegrad, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The suspect Dragan Šekarić is charged to have, during a widespread and systematic attack of the Republika Srpska Army  from the month of April 1992 through to 1993 as a member of the Serb Territorial Defense and paramilitary known as “Osvetnik” and an accomplice of Milan Lukić, participated in the attack on the non-Serb civilan population in the wider area of Goražde and Višegrad municipalities and persecuted non-Serb civilian population on political, national, ethnic, cultural and religious through killings, torture, rape, unlawful seizure and destruction of property.

He is charged to have, in the morning of May 22, 1992 or about that date in the settlement of Lozje in Kokino selo in the municipality of Goražde together with several members of the Republika Srpska Army, participated in the attack on the civilian population. They fired at helpless civilians from automatic weapons, firing at their homes and other civilian facilities along with artillery support and while singing chetnik song „Ko to smije srpski bajrak da razvije“ /who dares to raise the Serb flag/, while the civilians were trying to escape towards the river Drina. Four civilians were killed on that occasion and six were seriously wounded including a twelve-year-old boy who died from the wounds.

The accused has on June 3, 1992 along with four other members of the RS Army, arrived in a vehicle in front of a Bosniak house in the settlement of Kosovo polje located in the municipality of Višegrad. They threatened the people inside, and forced them to come out into the yard. Four underage children were lined up along the wall of the house, with insults, all time telling them that they should all be killed cursing their Balija mother. The accused singled out one woman and ordered her to return to the house and make them coffee and then went into the kitchen and raped the woman. The neighboring house was burned and a motor vehicle taken away from the people in it. The old woman who lived in that house approached the accused asking for help. The suspect Dragan Šekarić told the woman “Old woman now you have the money,” and forcibly shoved her into the burning house telling her: “Now you  go and extinguish the fire” and then shot her with a pistol and killed her.

On May 20, 1992 or about that date the accused has, together with Milan Lukić, Vlado Vojinović and an unknown member of the paramilitary unit “Osvetnik”, intercepted one Bosniak civilian who tried to leave Višegrad with his family in Dušće village. They ordered the civilians to return to their home in Dušće, demanding that they hand over all the money and valuables they had on them and ordered them to load onto their truck all the goods out of the garage. When the civilians finished loading the goods, one of the soldiers ordered the civilian and his son to enter the vehicle, and then took them away to an unknown destination. The two have since disappeared without a trace. On the same day in the evening they returned to this family house and a shot and killed a woman,

As further alleged in the indictment, the accused has, together with Milan Lukić – who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a final verdict, on an unspecified date in late 1992 and the beginning of the 1993 in the “Uzamnica” camp in Višegrad, where Bosniak civilians were unlawfully incarcerated, beaten the prisoners hitting them all over their bodies thus causing physical injuries. They struck prisoners with knotted sticks, iron rods, electric batons and rifle butts. On that occasion, one of the prisoners suffered severe head injuries, one succumbed to injuries, and two prisoners were taken away and have since disappeared without trace.

The accused is charged with committing the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph h) in conjunction with Subparagraphs a), f) and g) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in conjunction with Article 180, Paragraph 1 the same Code.Image

Gacka family

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2014 by visegrad92



Photo: Dzenana (Meho) Gacka. 1969-1992



Photo: Fahrudin (Meho) Gacka. 1963-1992 (first from right), in company with Dzevad Kustura and Senad Muhic. All three worked in Terpentin factory.


Photo: Meho (Bekto) Gacka. 1928-1992 (first from right)


Photo: Hamsa (Redzo Kasapovic) Gacka. 1930-1992 (third woman from left)  


During the trial of Milan and Sredoje Lukic, VG-115 testified about the murder of the Gacka family. NOTE:  The witness mistakenly called the victim Amela instead of Dzenana. All other information about the victim – place of residence, parents name, place and circumstance of death match. Full transcript can be found here.

He needed fuel, and he said to me, Turn around and look out the window, that’s my girlfriend Amela Gacka from Dobrun, the village of Dobrun.

Q.   Did you ever see this woman sitting in a car driven by Milan Lukic?

A.   I noticed that woman in the Passat vehicle, but that was in late autumn, not on that day but in late autumn, a couple of months thereafter.

Q.   After you met her, did you learn what happened to her?

A.   I also had occasion to see her walking with Milan Lukic’s mother. They would be carrying some groceries that they had bought at the green market, and I could notice that Amela Gacka was pregnant.

Q.   Is she alive today?

A.   Amela Gacka is no longer alive.

Could you tell us in which conditions she died, if you know?

A.   I was returning from the centre of town, from the public accountancy service (redacted)  Amela Gacka was sitting by Milan in a car.  He took her out and to the bridge, to the  bridge over the Drina River.  I remember, it had to be sometime around or before, rather, 1.00 p.m., during the day that is.  She was the last victim that I know of in the city of Visegrad and this happened in autumn, in late autumn, it was cold.  Actually, from what I learned Milan had her returned, had her specifically returned from Belgrade in order to cut short her young life.  Amela Gacka had a father and a brother,Meho Gacka was the father and I forgot the name of the brother (redacted)

Q.   You say that he made her come back so that he would end her life. What do you mean by that?

A.   What I mean is that Gojko Lukic, his older brother, actually gave all that up and he was no longer noticed — his presence was no longer noticed in these last months in Visegrad.  He left the town together with Amela Gacka to build a future somewhere else with her and live with her somewhere else and she was also pregnant.  Before giving birth and giving — bringing a new life into this world, he brought her back to the Bosnian city of Visegrad and took her life.  Otherwise Amela Gacka would also be a witness here today and she would have many a thing to tell about what Milan Lukic did.  I’m very sorry for her and for her parents — parent and her brother, whom I knew well, although I do not know where they are today nor whether they are still alive.  I have no information whatsoever about them.

Interview – Milan Lukic: ‘I did not rule Visegrad’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on March 16, 2011 by visegrad92

Interview – Milan Lukic: ‘I did not rule Visegrad’

By Aida Mia Alić

16 March 2011  The former Serbian paramilitary leader, awaiting judgment in The Hague, talks about crimes in Visegrad and accuses the ex-director of the Republika Srpska police of protecting those “most responsible”.


Milan and Sredoje Lukic went on trial in July 2008 before the International Criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ICTY, for crimes committed against non-Serb civilians in Visegrad, eastern Bosnia, in 1992.

Milan Lukic was sentenced in July 2009 by first-instance verdict to life imprisonment for the murder of 130 women, children and elderly persons whom he trapped in houses in Pionirska street and Bikavac village near Visegrad and which he then set on fire, shot at with an automatic rifle and into which he threw grenades. The same verdict found Lukic guilty of murdering 13 persons in various parts of Visegrad, and of beating prisoners in the Uzamnica camp in the town.

For assisting in the murders of 59 persons in Pionirska Street and the harassment of prisoners in Uzamnica, the tribunal sentenced Sredoje Lukic to 30 years in prison.

After the first instance verdict both the Hague prosecution and defence lawyers of the accused appealed. Milan Lukic was arrested in August 2005 in Argentina, and transferred to the Hague detention unit in February 2006. 

Q: Is it true that you negotiated with the Hague Tribunal before you were arrested?

A: I never negotiated with anyone from the Hague Tribunal regarding my possible surrender. Not only did I not negotiate with them, but also with any other international or national institutions. My [first] contact with a representative of the Hague Tribunal was in Argentina after my arrest in 2005. A man from the Office of the Prosecutor of the Hague Tribunal and Dragomir Andan from the Republika Srpska police visited me in the prison in Argentina. The Hague Tribunal representative asked me to testify against some accused who were awaiting trial before the Tribunal, but I categorically rejected it. When Andan walked in, he gave me a piece of paper, which said that I should not say anything bad about Brane Savovic and Risto  Perisic, who decided about life and death during the war in Visegrad. They spoke to me separately, the Tribunal representative on his own and Andan on his own, although I was aware that the conversations were being secretly recorded and documented. So, all this can be checked in the records of the prison in Argentina.

(BIRN-Justice Report was unable to make contact with Dragomir Andan, former director of the Republika Srpska Police, Branimir Savovic, former president of the Serbian Democratic Party, SDS, in Visegrad or Risto Perisic, former commander of the police in the town.

Q: Why did you not surrender and what were the conditions of your surrender?

As I have already said, I never and nowhere negotiated my surrender with anyone, so that I could not set any conditions in this respect. It is obvious that you have also fallen for the propaganda that Savovic and Perisic spread so as to portray me in the most negative light possible to the Serbian people, knowing what people think about the Hague Tribunal. As far as I know, while I was in Serbia, no one surrendered voluntarily. To tell the truth, why would I surrender voluntarily when I know that my indictment was set up by Savovic and Perisic who are most responsible for all the crimes in the Visegrad area. Should I really have reported myself voluntarily and done time for those two? During the war, those two criminals made lists of Muslims
who were to be arrested, and after the war had ended, they made lists of Serbs who should be convicted for the crimes that they had committed. Given that I was very well aware of all this, did I have the right, for the sake of my personal honour and for the dignity of my family and myself, to do time for someone else?

Q: When you were arrested under the name of Goran Dukanovic, you had a Serbian passport. Why did you choose Argentina and that name? Did anyone help you while you were in hiding?

A: First of all, I would like to initiate you into the method of obtaining a forged passport. When I got in touch with an individual who forges personal and other documents, he showed me a passport of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the name of Goran Dukanovic and, of course, with his photograph. Since the other details (in the first place, the year of birth) were more or less the same as mine and the passport was undamaged, I decided to take it. The forger then took off Dukanovic’s photograph and pasted mine instead. From that moment on, I had in my hand a passport with my original photograph in the name of Goran Dukanovic. This scheme cost me 300 euros. This name is pure coincidence and it could have been any other name.

If you knew how beautiful Argentina is, you would probably also go and live there. A beautiful country, beautiful women, beautiful people, a cheap and civilised country, everything is superlative there. I would go there tomorrow and take my whole family with me to settle permanently in that beautiful country. With such beauty around, there was no need for anyone to help me. It was God who helped me, as well as the hospitable people of Argentina, and in particular the beautiful women of Argentina.

Q: How long did you hide and in which countries? Why did you hide if you think you are innocent?

Milan Lukic
Milan Lukic

A: In 1998, since I was under direct threat of liquidation organised by Savovic and Perisic, I left Visegrad and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I secretly stayed, with false documents, in Belgrade. When, in 2004, my brother Novica was killed in a pre-planned action in Visegrad before the very eyes of his children and wife and without him offering any resistance or having any weapons, I decided to leave Serbia, Bosnia and the former Yugoslavia. Using a false passport, I first went to Brazil via Macedonia and Bulgaria, and then to Argentina, where I was arrested.

When you ask me why I went into hiding although I am not guilty, I have to answer by quoting that popular saying when they asked a rabbit why he was running when it was horses who were under threat (I do not want to be vulgar, but you know what I am referring to). The rabbit replied: ‘By the time I have proven I am not a horse, my b… are gone.’ If we add to this what my favourite writer, Mesa Selimovic, once said, ‘It is not important what somebody has done, but what people say he has done.’ It will become clear to you why I went into hiding.

Q: You said earlier that you know a lot about the crimes committed in Bosnia, but were afraid to talk about them. Has the situation changed? Do you think you should talk about the crimes that you are aware of so that those responsible can be arrested and prosecuted?

A: I refused to talk about crimes committed by others and I did so until the moment my life and the life of my loved ones came under direct threat. This was obviously not enough for some people who, in order to keep me silent for good, killed my brother. Since then, I have had nothing to hide and I am prepared to state the facts regardless of whether they incriminate somebody or not, or how they will be qualified. I simply feel obliged to speak about the events that I know of personally and thus make my contribution to justice and the truth.

Q: The available information suggests you were a member of a network that supported Radovan Karadzic. Is this true and how did this network operate?

A: I want to tell you straight away that I was never a member of a network that supported or assisted Radovan Karadzic in his hiding. As you can see from my previous answers, I was in another part of the world and he was in the centre of Belgrade. How could I have helped anyone while I was in Belgrade when I was also trying to avoid arrest and liquidation? For someone to be able to help somebody, he must be able to move around freely and to communicate freely with people. Moreover, don’t you think I was a small fish compared to such a bigwig?

Q: Are you satisfied with the way you have been treated in Scheveningen and with how the trial was conducted? Did you have enough resources in your defence team or should additional lawyers have been engaged?

A: The attitude towards me and the way I have been treated at the Detention Unit in Scheveningen have been highly professional, the same as in the case of any other detainee, without any incidents. As for the trial, I cannot talk about it now because appeals proceedings are currently under way. As for the resources of my defence team, this issue is for legal annals. I should say right from the start that the capacity of the defence team was insufficient both because of the inadequate number of attorneys and also because of major problems.


At the beginning, I had an attorney from America, who was to be the leader of my defence team. However, after he took the money from the pre-trial stage, it turned out that he could not be my permanent counsel because he was already working in another case and the trial in this case was under way. So, he lied to me. He suggested I take one of his colleagues, who had no experience, who avoided any kind of communication and who did nothing for the preparation of my defence for a year.

I then asked the Registry to appoint my lawyer, Milomir Salic, from Belgrade, as my defence counsel,
but the Registry refused and put me in a situation where I had to take a lawyer from their list. Having no choice, I took Bojan Suleic, who was on the list, but very soon it turned out he was a drug addict and a swindler, so with great difficulty and the opposition of the Registry, I finally managed to revoke his power-of-attorney. It was only at the beginning of the trial, without any preparations, that I managed to engage real counsel, Jackson and Ivetic. Their struggle, with my assistance, stood no chance against the many members of the Prosecution team and their resources. But I hope that the Appeals Chamber will find strength to correct the injustice done to me.

Q: You were accused of crimes committed in Visegrad. Did you take part in these crimes? Who is responsible for the crimes committed in the town and do you know where Savovic and Perisic are now?

Visegradski most mala
Visegradski most mala

A: I did not take part either directly or indirectly in any of the crimes of which I stand accused nor did I contribute in any other way to their commission. Savovic and Perisic decided on everything that happened in the town of Visegrad so they are the persons who should explain every crime that happened there. According to my information, both of them are living in Serbia, more precisely, in Cacak, Dragise Micovica Street 227. Just as they did during the war, when the war ended, they continued selling all sorts of goods on the black market with the help of, among others, the brother of an important politician in Cacak who protects them. People see them in Serbia, in cafes, often in the company of some members of the Beli Orlovi [“White Eagles”] unit.

Q: Some members of the army have accused you of crimes in Srebrenica. Were you or your unit in Srebrenica in July 1995? Did you participate in the killing of prisoners in Kravica?

A: I have never been to Srebrenica, including the period that you are asking me about. This story – which I have also heard – was spread by some generals and the police of Republika Srpska who did so in order to shift their own responsibility and the responsibility of their subordinates onto someone else. That’s why it was easiest for them to accuse Milan Lukic, no matter who it referred to. It was important for them to have the story spread. However, when I met some of them here in Scheveningen, they apologised to me and asked me to forgive them, because they had thought I would never be arrested and, consequently, would never be able to deny anything in this respect. In any case, no judgments in trials relating to Srebrenica have confirmed my participation in any crimes in Kravica, Potocari or Srebrenica. It was impossible to find anything of the kind, since I was never there. As far as I know, there are video recordings of the killing of prisoners in Kravica that were used as evidence before this Tribunal. I am not in these video recordings.

Q: You were called to testify before the court in Bosnia and Herzegovina in trials relating to Visegrad. Why did you not testify?

A: It is true that I was called to testify. I refused only because my trial had not even begun, let alone ended, because I personally had to make a lot of effort and work hard to prepare my own defence, in view of the many problems that I had with my lawyers, about which we have already spoken. It is never too late to hear the truth.

Q: Some of the victims from Visegrad have said that you were the ruler of the town. Is this true and what do you think about this?

I was not the ruler of Visegrad town, either during the war or in peacetime. Let me remind you that I arrived in Visegrad in May 1992 after working in Switzerland for several years. I was forcibly mobilised when, following a call from my parents, I arrived there in order to move them and find accommodation for them in Serbia because the situation in Visegrad and its surroundings had become unbearable for the Serbs. All those who had somewhere to go did so. I was only 24 at the time. Don’t you find it a little strange that someone who arrived after so many years and was mobilised into the reserve police force as an ordinary policeman and then assigned to the VRS as a scout would rule the town? What’s too much is too much. Ask Avdija Sabanovic, Fikret Cocalic and others who ruled the town. Except for Savovic and Perisic, neither I nor anybody else could have that ‘privilege’. It was they who spread this story and used it extensively to camouflage their own responsibility.

Q: Your brother, Novica Lukic, was killed in April 2004 in his family home. On the basis of your information, why was he killed? Were you supposed to have been liquidated that day instead of him?

A: The killing of my brother was ordered by Savovic and Perisic and carried out by Radomir Njegus and Dragomir Andan. My brother was the target because they knew very well that after 1998 I had never been in Visegrad, not for one minute. Their plan was to liquidate me when I came to the funeral and, to this end, ambushes were set up at places where it was possible to cross illegally from Serbia to the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. When my brother was killed, he was in his pyjamas, he had got out of his bed to open the door. He was first wounded and while he was lying on the floor, they came close to him and fired into his heart. I know for sure that a meeting was held at Zlatibor, attended by Savovic, Perisic, Andan, Njegus … where the action to kill my brother was planned. Isn’t this example enough for you to conclude what kind of monsters they are and what they are prepared to do? You can imagine what they were prepared to do during the war. This can mean only one thing: they were promised absolute protection from any kind of responsibility.

(Radomir Njegus, former director of the Republika Srpska police did not want to comment on the comments made by Milan Lukic)


Aida Mia Alic is a journalist with BIRN – Justice Report. Justice Report is one of BIRN’s weekly online publications


Ismeta Kurspahic survived!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2011 by visegrad92

Image: Ismeta Kurspahic

Ismeta Kurspahic (1960) was one of the members of the Kurspahic family  who was burned alive in Pionirska street massacre on 14.06.1992. This was a fact established by the Trial Chamber in the first instance judgment in the Milan and Sredoje Lukic case. However, last year DNA analysis proved that Ismeta was exhumed from a mass grave in Straziste cemetery in 2009.  Lukic’s defence quickly reacted to this new fact:

In the January 24 motion, Milan Lukic’s lawyers allege that Ismeta Kurspahic, who was found to have died in a house burning on Visegrad’s Pionirska Street, did not in fact “die in the manner and the place as alleged in the indictment, and as stated in the trial judgement”.

They state that the defence team received information from the Bosnian authorities – the details of which remain confidential – that show that Kurspahic “was alive after the date of the alleged Pionirska incident”. In addition, they say that her body was not discovered with other victims of the incident, and was located some distance from Pionirska Street.

“…[This] is strong evidence that in fact she did not perish in the manner concluded by the judgement, and thus the conclusions of guilt and sentence as to Pionirska are thus [a] discernible error,” the lawyers state.

This information was not available during the trial, which took place during 2008 and the first part of 2009, because Kurspahic’s remains were not exhumed until late 2009 and not identified until December 2010, the motion states.

Numerous witnesses named Kurspahic as one of the victims of the fire, but the Lukic defence claims that if this new evidence had been available during the proceedings, the judges would have found that those witnesses “were not witnesses of truth” as regards this incident.

Source: IWPR

Lukic’s defense was right about one thing: Ismeta Kursphaic was alive after 14.06.1992.

New evidence discovered by VGM shows that Ismeta was injured and treated at the Visegrad Health Center on 18.06.1992:

Image: Protocol of patients from the Visegrad Health Center dating 18.06.1992. Ismeta Kurspahic is noted under number 5473.

Under diagnosis the patient Ismeta Kurspahic was given the following medicine:

– Novalgetol ampula
– Jugocilin 2ml
– Gentamicin 120 mg
– Ultracorten ampula
She was given a lot of painkillers in large dozes. In the last column it is written that Ismeta was given injections and bandaged. Also it should be noted that a splint was found in the mass grave in Straziste were Ismeta was buried.
Image: The victim’s remains and a splint found at the Straziste cemetery.
Image: The mass grave in Straziste cemetery were Fadil Uzicanin, Aziz Hreljic and Ismeta Kurspahic were found.

Murat & Fatima Saracevic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 19, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Murat Sarcevic

Murat Sarcevic was born on 03.07.1932 in Priboj, Serbia. He worked in the State Railway and lived in Visegrad. In the first days of July 1992, he was abducted along with his cousin and neighbour Avdo Haskic from Mahmut Busatlije Street number 31. According to some sources they were abducted by Milan Lukic and some of his men including Veljko Planincic aka Razonoda. They were murdered and buried at the remains of the destroyed mosque in the center of Visegrad. Later on their bodies were replaced to Garce settlement on the banks of the Drina River. Their remains have not yet been found.

Image: Fatima Saracevic

Fatima Saracevic was born on 05.02.1931 in Visegrad. She was a saleswoman working in Visegrad. In mid-July 1992, she was abducted from the house of Hasan and Almasa Smajlovic in Mahmut Busatlije Street. She was hiding there along with 19 other woman and children. According to some sources, they were taken to the Rzav bridge in Visegrad and murdered there by members of Milan Lukic’s group and by members of Visegrad Police forces. It is suspected that this group of women was murdered to avenge the death of Dragan Tomic(high-ranking Serb police officer who was killed in action in a battle near Visegrad).  Neither her remains nor the remains of the other women and children has been found.

Source: Mubera C.

Milan Lukic’s sadistic humour

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by visegrad92
Image: Milan Lukic and Vidoje Andric leaning on the infamous red passat which belonged to Behija Zukic-one of Milan’s first victims.
While some Defence witnesses have described Sredoje and Milan LUKIC as
being disposed toward humour many of the victims recount sadistic humour at the expense of vulnerable people. Men who were killed by the Drina were sometimes asked if they could swim just before they were killed.84
Just prior to killing the two boys with VG-089 on the new bridge Milan LUKIC said “We’re out of petrol. We have to take the Drina river. It’s true, it’s a bit cold, but nevermind.”85
Once in the police station and upon seeing the father of a former schoolmate asking for LUKIC’s help, LUKIC said, “I won’t kill you – – I’ll slit your throat”.86
During the course of his many rapes Milan LUKIC would often joke about planning to marry the victims, or that they would now carry “little Milans”87
He laughed in the parking lot of the Visegrad Health Centre as Behija ZUKIC’s body was brought to the morgue while he was sitting in her car.88
VG-089 described a chilling scene when Milan LUKIC threw a 14-year-old boy off the new bridge in Visegrad and then shot him; another boy who was there began crying and frantically trying to find coins in his pocket to give to LUKIC. Some of the coins fell to the pavement and the little boy tried to pick them up to give LUKIC. LUKIC reached down toward the boy and told him not to worry – that he would do nothing. As soon as he said this he quickly tossed the boy over the rail and into the river.89
Source: Prosecution brief Milan Lukic Appeals Chamber (page 21)


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 9, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Nezir(Alija)Selak, born 01.01.1972 in Visegrad.

From the Lukic judgement:

284. Milan Lukic then put Alija Selak, Nezir Selak, and Mirsad Hota into the Passat.1061 At this moment, Huso Hota arrived.1062 VG141 heard Huso Hota telling Milan Lukic to leave his son aloneand to take him instead.1063 VG133 heard Huso Hota asking Milan Lukic if he could hug his son,Mirsad Hota.1064 Milan Lukic ordered Huso Hota to get in the car as well.1065 VG141 testified thatshe was watching events from the balcony, along with others, and that she saw VG133 and hermother-in-law and father-in-law watching from another balcony.1066 Milan Lukic then drove AlijaSelak, Nezir Selak, Mirsad Hota, and Huso Hota down to the “old Visegrad bridge” over the Drina river.1067

285. From the balconies, VG133 and VG141 saw Nezir Selak wave his arms “as if gesturing toMilan in a conversation”.1070 They then saw Milan Lukic shoot him, and shoot the other threemen.1071

Nezir Selik was identified by DNA analysis a few days ago.

Jelena Rasic – initial appearance

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 22, 2010 by visegrad92

Jelena Rasic is seen during her initial appearance in the courtroom of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague September 22, 2010. Rasic, former legal case manager for a Bosnian Serb convicted of mass murder, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to contempt-of-court charges for allegedly paying three witnesses to provide false testimony. Rasic is accused of handing over 1,000 Euro ($1337) each to three men whose testimony was intended to clear Milan Lukic of involvement in the murder of a group of Muslim men summarily executed in June 1992, and faces a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment if convicted of the five counts.

Lawyer Jelena Rasic at The Hague

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by visegrad92

National Council for Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal President Rasim Ljajić.

He said that lawyer Jelena Rašić has been handed over to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (Hague) for bribing witnesses to testify in favor of Hague indictee Milan Lukić, said Ljajić.

“The proceedings against Rašić were completed last week, she did not appeal and today she was transferred to the Hague tribunal,” said Ljajić.

Source: B92


+ Zuhdija Tabakovic pleads guilty

+ Serbian criminals offered monetary incentives for false testimonies