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Почетна страна Видео Радован Караџић: Интервју за Русија данас [English]
Радован Караџић: Интервју за Русија данас [English] Штампа Ел. пошта
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петак, 23 април 2010 23:34

Radovan Karadzic gives exclusive interview to RT

Published 09 April, 2010, 09:33
Edited 22 April, 2010, 03:46

After months of negotiations, RT has finally been allowed an interview with wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who is being tried in The Hague for mass murder during the Bosnian war of 1992-1995.

RT: You claim your human rights were violated during your arrest. In what way? Why would a tribunal that claims to protect human rights use the methods you suggest?


Radovan Karadzic: I have indeed filed a motion in which I contended that my arrest violated my rights by failure of those in Belgrade who captured me to inform me of the reasons for my arrest, to allow me contact with the outside world, and to promptly bring me before a judge. I was kept for three days without knowing who my captors were. I thought they were maybe bounty hunters trying to collect the US$5 million reward. I asked them to send a message to let people know I was OK, but they refused. I was not allowed to contact anyone during that period. I was not taken before a judge in Belgrade until the fourth day. I am disappointed that the Tribunal failed to uphold my rights on this issue.


RT: Many have claimed that the tribunal is massively one-sided. In your opinion, what is the real aim of the proceedings?

RK: I am trying my best to defend myself under very difficult conditions. We will have to wait and see what kind of trial I receive before knowing the real aim of the proceedings.

RT: Richard Holbrooke continues to deny a deal you say you made with him back in 1996 guaranteeing your immunity. You have complied with it by disappearing from public life – why do you think the agreement was broken?

RK: Either Holbrooke never intended to honor the agreement, only to obtain a short-term victory by getting me out of office, or he lacked the clout to see that the agreement was honored in the face of the clamor for my prosecution by other actors. There are no any doubts for the people involved that the agreement existed, and it was concluded that the only missing step had been the Security Council resolution on the subject, which still may have happened. Otherwise, no peace would be possible to reach in the future without a prior resolution.

RT: What purports to be the text of the agreement was published in the newspaper "Glas Jasnostil”. It says the US could unilaterally pull out of it. Do you think that's what happened? Why would they do that?

RK: The alleged written agreement with the signatures of Holbrooke and myself was a false document. And not by anyone close to me, since my signature was forged too.

RT: Serbian authorities gave you up to your captors. Do you feel betrayed by the country you fought for?

RK: I don't feel betrayed by Serbia because they never promised me they would not arrest me. I don't know what things they had to deal with because I am not in their shoes. If there was a valid reason d'etat, and if it would help Serbia and Republika Srpska for me to be arrested, I would not object. I am afraid they did not get back anything for me, so it seems to me that I was squandered out from the stand point of the interest of Serbia. Anyway, I do not object to facing my destiny – all of this is a fight for my people.






Радован Караџић


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