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Exclusive video of Ratko Mladic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 10, 2009 by visegrad92

What Bosnians have known the whole time can finally be proven. War criminal Ratko Mladic has been living in Belgrad all these years, with full knoweledge and support from the Serb government.

Here is only one part of  video shown on Federal TV:

NEVER FORGET! NEVER FORGIVE!

Drazen Knezevic dies in car accident

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 24, 2009 by visegrad92

Drazen Knezevic, former police chief in Visegrad.

Drazen Knezevic, former police chief in Visegrad.

On 22.05.2009. in a car accident near Visegrad, Drazen Knezevic and his wife Natasa died. With them was a Visegrad Municipality official Branka Pavlovic. Drazen Knezevic at time of death was the director of the Visegrad hydroelectric plant. What is more important here is his role during the war 1992-1995.  Looking at his official c.v., it’s easy to notice that the period 1992-1996 has been left out(see here). During the war he was a police officer and is well-known to survivors. In 1996 he was named police chief in Visegrad.  He is also suspected to have been a member of the “Preventiva” network, whose main aim is to protect high-level war criminals such as Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic. This was published by Milan Lukic in a letter he sent to “Nezavisne Novine” in 2005.

Where is Avdo Palic?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2009 by visegrad92

Read about Colonel Avdo Palic, Army of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and help pressure the Republika Srpska government to tell his family where his remains are. Learn more here.

The last photograph of Avdo Palic taken during negotiations with Ratko Mladic and UN officers.Picture taken by Slobodan Vaskovic and published in Patriot magazine in R.Srpska.

The last photograph of Avdo Palic taken during negotiations with Ratko Mladic and UN officers.Picture taken by Slobodan Vaskovic and published in Patriot magazine in R.Srpska.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Public Statement

AI Index: EUR 63/006/2007 (Public)
News Service No: 163
23 August 2007

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Time for a full investigation into the enforced disappearance of Avdo Palić

More than twelve years after the enforced disappearance of Avdo Palić, Amnesty International expresses its continuing concern about the lack of progress in the investigation by the Republika Srpska (RS) authorities into this crime.

In January 2006, the RS formed a commission tasked with conducting an investigation into the enforced disappearance of Avdo Palić (Palić Commission). Its report, presented in April 2006, appeared initially to contain important information on the fate of Avdo Palić, including on the whereabouts of his mortal remains. However, it did not lead to any significant progress in the location and exhumation of the body and in the criminal investigation into the enforced disappearance.

In December 2006 the Palić Commission was reactivated and, reportedly, the Office of the RS Prime Minister committed to provide the necessary assistance for it to finally complete its investigation and provide information on the fate and whereabouts of Avdo Palić. However, eight months down the line, such investigation has had no concrete results.

Amnesty International urges the RS authorities to ensure that the activities of the Palić Commission result in a full investigation into the circumstances of this crime and in the exhumation of the mortal remains of the victim. The RS should demand complete cooperation on the part of the authorities of Serbia, which should disclose all the relevant information in their possession on the possible role of former RS Army officers currently in Serbia who are suspected of involvement in or who may possess information on the enforced disappearance of Avdo Palić.

Moreover, Amnesty International urges the RS authorities to ensure that, once the work of the Palić Commission is concluded, the findings are forwarded to the competent Prosecutor and that a criminal investigation into the enforced disappearance is conducted, with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Background
Former Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Armija Bosne i Hercegovine) Colonel Avdo Palić disappeared in July 1995, when he was reportedly forcibly taken away by soldiers of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS – Vojska Republike Srpske) from the UN Protection Forces compound in ?epa. He had gone there to negotiate the evacuation of civilians from the town which had surrendered to the VRS. His fate and whereabouts have remained unknown ever since.

In 2001, the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina ordered the RS authorities to carry out a full investigation into the fate of Colonel Avdo Palić from the date of his enforced disappearance. However, no progress was made in the investigation. The Palić Commission was formed after, in January 2006, the BiH Human Rights Commission found that the RS authorities had “failed to provide adequate details to establish the facts of the ‘disappearance’ of Colonel Avdo Palić after the fall of Zepa”.