Person: Izetbegovic Alija

17. February 2014.
As the trial of Radovan Karadzic at The Hague continues, a former member of Bosnian police says that the top State leadership led by Alija Izetbegovic caused civilian victims in Sarajevo, including Markale market, and Srebrenica in a planned manner in order to accuse the Serb side and extort NATO’s military intervention in favour of Muslims.

20. February 2013.
Former peace mediator in Bosnia and Herzegovina Jose Cutileiro confirms at Radovan Karadzic’s trial that, in 1992 Alija Izetbegovic initially accepted and then refused a plan on the reorganisation of Bosnia and Herzegovina into three entities, which would have prevented the war and victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

14. February 2013.
Testifying in defence of Radovan Karadzic, former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Vitomir Zepinic says that, on the eve of the war the indictee advocated for separation of Serbs from Bosniaks and Croats, but he referred to “political and cultural”, not “physical” separation.

17. January 2013.
Former UNPROFOR Commander in Bosnia and Herzegovina Michael Rose says that indictee Ratko Mladic had “an absolute control and command” over the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, which opened “disproportionate” artillery fire on Sarajevo in 1994 and 1995, causing civilian victims.

9. November 2012.
Former UN military observer Richard Gray says at the trial of Radovan Karadzic at The Hague that the authorities in Sarajevo and their forces “killed their own people for the sake of the media” in 1992 in order to provoke an international military intervention against Serbs.

12. October 2012.
As the trial of Ratko Mladic, who is charged with genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, continues, Hague Prosecution witness John Wilson says that, following the fierce shelling of Sarajevo from surrounding Serb positions in late May 1992, senior officers of the then Yugoslav National Army, JNA dissociated itself from that attack, saying that “Mladic was out of control”.