Thursday, July 24, 2008

Radovan Redux

More details have emerged on Karadzic's secret life while on the run. Authorities are investigating whether Karadzic stole his assumed identity from a Sarajevo sniping victim. According to the victim's brother, Mladen Dabic:
"My brother was killed in 1993 by a sniper bullet when he went to collect humanitarian aid", Mladen Dabic said. "This is amazing, horrifying. My brother was running across a street and the sniper bullet came from the direction of Vrace." At the time, the Vrace neighbourhood was under the control of Serbs.


Meanwhile, as to what Dr. Dabic was doing for the past few months in Belgrade: He played the gusle at the Luda Kuca bar where
[t]he walls and bar of the Luda Kuca (the name means madhouse) are adorned with the Serb pantheon - Slobodan Milosevic, Vojislav Seselj, Ratko Mladic and of course, Radovan Karadzic - each one a nationalist hero.


As to where Dragan Dabic was heading that fateful night he was arrested, apprently he was heading on vaction.


As to the future: A good Q&A about a Karadzic trial from the NYT.

6 comments:

Daniel (Srebrenica Genocide Blog) said...

Two years ago, Karadzic posing as Dragan David Dabic spent a summer holiday on the Croatian Adriatic island of Ciovo, Croatian media reported Thursday.

Inhabitants say Karadzic visited a local church and spent 10 days on the island, the 24Sata daily said.

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3509859,00.html

olli said...

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Shaina said...

Dan, Thanks for the link to the article.

Olli, You're welcome! I also greatly enjoy the "Our Man in Tirana" blog as well.

Daniel said...

MUST SEE: Shaina,
Take a look at a photo of Karadzic posted on my blog. It's a close up of his gaunt and tired face. Visibly shaken, he appears to have cried. Take a look:

http://srebrenica-genocide.blogspot.com/2008/07/radovan-karadzic-court-appearance-gaunt.html

Daniel said...

MUST SEE: Shaina,
Take a look at a photo of Karadzic posted on my blog. It's a close up of his gaunt and tired face. Visibly shaken, he appears to have cried. Take a look:

http://srebrenica-genocide.blogspot.com/2008/07/radovan-karadzic-court-appearance-gaunt.html

justicenow said...

Karadzic is in jail where he belongs. Hopefully the trial and all the horrible things he did will be made public.Cutting up people gang raping women. I hope witnesses come forward and testify I hoe it is all televised so no one can forget.
To think that in the 90's genocide happened in a European village is mind boggling.Too bad he has to live in such civil accomodations.