Serbian Official Refuses to Testify - ICTY

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Former Serbian security and intelligence officer in the so called Bosnian Serb army refused to testify today in the genocide trial of his commander at the United Nations war crimes tribunal – the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Dragomir Pecanac faces contempt of court charges after failing to comply with a subpoena ordering him to give evidence in the trial of Zdravko Tolimir, who was an assistant commander and reported directly to its leader, Ratko Mladic. The ICTY issued a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Pecanac late last month and he was subsequently transferred to the custody of the UN Detention Unit in The Hague, where the tribunal is based. Making an initial appearance today in his own contempt of court case, Mr. Pecanac did not enter a plea. All accused in contempt cases must enter a plea within 10 days of their initial appearance by rules of the ICTY. Later today, during the ongoing trial of Mr. Tolimir, Mr. Pecanac refused to testify as a witness, the tribunal said in a press release. The trial of Mr. Tolimir – who is charged with genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, extermination, murder, persecutions, forcible transfers and deportations – continues. The charges relate to a series of events including the notorious massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in July 1995. LAST ARTICLE “Seselj Rejected by ICTY” - By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

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"Voice of the Global Citizen"- Diplomatically Incorrect ( provide film and written reports on issues reflecting diplomatic discourse and the global citizen. Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey (@MuhamedSacirbey) is former Foreign Minister Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina at the United Nations. "Mo" is also signatory of the Rome Conference/Treaty establishing the International…

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