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Goran Hadzic

News 119

THE HAGUE | 14.10.2014.

SUSA: OVCARA WAS TRAGEDY FOR FAMILIES AND SERB NATION

Former justice minister in Hadzic’s government Vojin Susa denied the prosecutor’s suggestion that the prime minister and other people who were at a meeting in Velepromet in Vukovar on 20 November 1991 knew ‘what had happened in Ovcara but didn’t want to disclose it to the public’. ‘If I had known about Ovcara, I would have done everything to investigate the event. It is a tragedy not only for the families but for my nation, too’, Susa said about the murder of about 200 prisoners from the Vukovar Hospital
THE HAGUE | 13.10.2014.

HOW CROATS WERE MOVED OUT AND SERBS RESETTLED TO ACHIEVE SERB MAJORITY

In Vojin Susa's cross-examination, the prosecutor argued that in the SAO Eastern Slavonia and later in the Republic of Serbian Krajina, Croats were forced to move out to make way for ethnic Serbs who were resettled in the region to establish a ‘territory with a Serb majority’. Susa replied that there ‘were no significant changes in the ethnic composition'
THE HAGUE | 10.10.2014.

JUDICIAL PRIORITIES

The prosecutor used a series of documents issued by the public prosecutor’s office in Vukovar to prove that the priority of the judiciary in the SAO Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srem, and indeed in the Republic of Serbian Krajina, was to prosecute war crimes, and in particular genocide, but only if it involved Serb victims. Former justice minister in Goran Hadzic’s government Vojin Susa claimed that there were ‘more indictments against Serbs who committed crimes against Croats than vice versa’
THE HAGUE | 09.10.2014.

MILITARY COURTS WERE IN CHARGE OF PROSECUTION

Hadzic’s defense witness Vojin Susa claims that the Krajina judiciary had ‘limited’ jurisdiction. In almost all of the cases, proceedings were conducted by the army proceedings, the former justice minister in Hadzic’s government argued. The court heard about the minister’s knowledge of the Red Berets unit
THE HAGUE | 08.10.2014.

ARMY, NOT GOVERNMENT, HAD JURISDICTION OVER CRIMES AND CRIMINALS

Goran Hadzic’s defense witness Vojin Susa claims in his evidence that at a meeting in Velepromet in Vukovar on 20 November 1991 the government was 'told the war crimes are under the sole jurisdiction of the army’. The prosecution alleges that the decision to hand the prisoners to the local Serb units was made at the meeting
THE HAGUE | 07.10.2014.

GOVERNMENT WITHOUT ANY DE FACTO OR DE JURE POWERS

Vojin Susa, justice minister in Goran Hadzic’s government, claims that neither the prime minister nor other ministers had ‘any de jure or de facto powers’ to give orders to Zeljko Raznatovic Arkan and Radovan Stojicic Badza. Arkan and Badza were thus able to make independent decisions about military operations
THE HAGUE | 29.09.2014.

HADZIC’S TRIAL TO RESUME ON 7 OCTOBER 2014

Goran Hadzic’s defense case has been postponed to allow the defense to prepare for the examination-in-chief of the former justice minister in the SAO Eastern Slavonia government. Hadzic’s defense has been granted 10 hours for the examination of this witness
THE HAGUE | 24.09.2014.

VICTIMS OF ‘ISOLATED INCIDENTS’

In the cross-examination of Sergije Veselinovic, former RSK minister for culture and religion, the prosecutor suggested that Croats were ‘killed, abused or robbed only because they were Croats’. ‘Those were isolated incidents. Surely those things did not happen to Croats at a collective level’, Veselinovic countered
THE HAGUE | 23.09.2014.

HADZIC EXERTED 'LIMITED INFLUENCE’ IN KRAJINA

Sergije Veselinovic, former president of the Obrovac municipality and minister for culture and religion in the RSK government, said in his evidence that Goran Hadzic exerted ‘little, limited influence’ over the political developments in Krajina. According to Veselinovic, Milan Babic and Krajina ‘Gauleiter’ Milan Martic held the upper hand
THE HAGUE | 22.09.2014.

‘PLAYFUL SOUL’ OR ‘SERIOUS GENTLEMAN’

Through the evidence of Karmen Brlic Jovanovic, a journalist working for the Vukovar radio, the defense contests the allegation that Goran Hadzic wrote poetry or that he ‘stood out in any way or imposed his opinion’. A poet ‘should be a playful soul, not a serious gentleman’ such as Hadzic, the witness stressed

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