The top international authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina gave a three-month deadline for the authorities in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska to annul honours given to Radovan Karadzic and others convicted of war crimes.
Radovan Karadzic’s lawyer said the UN court has not yet taken any action against the former Bosnian Serb leader and genocide convict after he addressed a public debate in Montenegro by phone from prison.
If a new law on the rights of Republika Srprska representatives who served from 1991-1996 is adopted, three war crime convicts and a war crime suspect will receive payments from the budget of Republika Srpska.
By presenting statements by three Defence witnesses, former Republika Srpska President Radovan Karadzic tried to deny the existence of a plan for the forced persecution of Muslims and Croats from Bosanska Krajina, which is charged upon him.
Testifying at Radovan Karadzics trial, Defence witness Momcilo Krajisnik denies that Serb political leaders were guilty of the bombing of Sarajevo, adding that the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, just responded to fire opened from the city.
While cross-examining Defence witness Momcilo Krajisnik, The Hague Prosecution tries to prove that the Bosnian Serbs political leadership, led by indictee Radovan Karadzic set six strategic goals for the Army. Forced separation from Bosniaks and Croats was the first one of those goals.
Former President of the Republika Srpska Parliament Momcilo Krajisnik testifies at Radovan Karadzics trial and denies that Serb forces committed ethnic cleansing of Muslims and Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.