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Bosnian Serbs hail war criminal's release

AFP/The Local · 17 Sep 2009, 07:57

Published: 17 Sep 2009 07:57 GMT+02:00

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The prime minister was speaking on Wednesday of the decision after the former Bosnian Serb visited her in a Swedish jail, according to local media reports.

"We are satisfied and happy since Mrs (Biljana) Plavsic will be next month... finally released from jail," Dodik told the Bosnian Serb SRNA news agency by telephone from Sweden, where she is serving her sentence.

"Plavsic feels well and is happy due to The Hague(-based) court decision," he added.

During his visit to Plavsic, Dodik was accompanied by an Orthodox bishop and a minister of his government.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) announced on Tuesday that Plavsic should be granted early release from her 11-year jail term for good behaviour and apparent rehabilitation.

Under Sweden's law the 79-year-old becomes eligible for release from October 27th, after serving two-thirds of her term. The tribunal has the final say in the matter.

The Bosnian Serb "Iron Lady" was sentenced in February 2003 after she admitted playing a leading role in a campaign of persecution against Croats and Muslims during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

She is the highest ranking official of the former Yugoslavia to have acknowledged responsibility for atrocities committed in the 1990s wars that accompanied the former federation's break up.

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Her release provoked outrage from Muslim and Croat war victims but was welcomed by Bosnian Serbs.

Postwar Bosnia consists of two semi-autonomous entities - the Serbs' Republika Srpska and the Muslim-Croat Federation. Each has its own government and they share barely functioning central institutions.

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09:12 September 17, 2009 by bocagill
Sweden you should be ashame of your self only 6 1/2 years for what she did good thing hitler is dead because if he had lived and was sentence to carried out his prison term in sweden would you let him out for good behaviour, again sweden is showing the world that if you want to committ a crime against humanity come here and serve your prison term and we let you out early no matter what you did
14:55 September 17, 2009 by Nemesis
This decision is nuts.

This sends a message that war crimes are a wonderful thing.

If Sweden had been invaded in World War 2 by the Nazi's or Soviets, I can assure everyone there would be a different attitude in Sweden.

Maybe Hitler would have done everyone a favour if he had invaded Sweden.
14:59 September 17, 2009 by Bosnia and Herzegovina
It is shamefull and untrue headlines by the locals. Its hurting millions of people in Bosnia and Herzegovina that know about crimes about humanity of Mrs. Biljana Plavsic, former President of Republic Srpska. It will be shameful that sentenced war criminal Mrs. Biljana Plavsic is about to be ralized from the Swedish prison.

Please, take this shamefull lie from this headlines.
17:06 September 17, 2009 by Jan M
It's consistent.

17:30 September 17, 2009 by Dinaricman
Long live Croatia!!
20:53 September 17, 2009 by Tony Ryals
Perhaps Madeleine Albright whose father was Jewish diplomat for

Checoslavakia but who lived in Austria where he is suspect in theft of art and personal property of others as well as in Belgrade,so perhaps Albright who bombed Serbia back to the stone age in the 1990's had a personal vengeance agenda ?

1997 (July 10) Biljana Plavsic protests over shooting of Drljaca


During the trial of ex-Bosnian Serb official Biljana Plavsic,

Madeleine Albright and Elie Wiesel made speeches about the supposedly

monstrous Bosnian Serbs. They portrayed Bosnian Muslims as analogous

to Jews and Bosnian Serbs as analogous to Nazis... In addition, Mr.

Wiesel lied.......

aspatula blogspot


Madeleine Albright is an Idiot

One of her colossal blunders was the phenomenal miscalculation of

Slobodan Milosevic's response to the US-led bombing campaign in Serbia

and Bosnia....

Albright's father 'took war loot to America'

by Matthew Campbell, Washington

In a hitherto unpublicised dispute, descendants of Karl Nebrich, an

Austrian industrialist, claim that Albright's father, Josef Korbel, a

former Czech foreign ministry official who was Jewish, stole millions of dollars' worth of art and furniture from them, then fled with it

and his family to America at the end of the war..

democracynow org

July 11, 2000

The Rwanda Genocide: How Does Madeleine Albright Live with Herself?

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When asked by Lesley Stahl on CBS's 60 Minutes, on 12 May 1996, in

reference to genocidal sanctions against Iraq,"I think this is a very hard choice, but the price, we think the price is worth it.".........

Albright, a Zionist Jew, was signatory to a letter which urged Speaker of the House Pelosi to quash the Armenian Genocide Resolution...

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21:42 September 17, 2009 by bettan1
Somehow this just smells of something political that is hidden that for the moment we all can't see. Surely this women was'nt released because she always ate the broccoli with her prison food rations.
06:29 September 18, 2009 by sweco1
Hei Tony Ryals

This is just par for the course!

Madeleine Albright was just the rep. of the Jewish. Ukrainain Mafia (Historically from Odessa) in the White house during the Clinton time. Just like Kissinger during Nixon. They are taking care of business in the White House and following their orders from their leaders which are NOT based in the White House, try Canada.

Yes The U.N had no right to release such a disgusting War Crimimal, but just looks who is in Charge of the U.N. these days Ban Kee Moon ( a Samsung Men).
02:32 September 26, 2009 by wenddiver
Why would the EU get involved in protecting Muslims in Sebia???? You have probably made a Serb enemy and the Muslim will still say he has the right to kill you as a part of his Jihad.

I am glad the EU didn't exhist in 1945, Patton's Third Army, (USA) would have all been put in Swedish jails for violating the rights of Nazis who were only acting on their belief/philpsophy that they had a right to kill non-Nazis.
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