The Gotovina Appeal: What will happen on 16 November?

Brian Gallagher – London

Croatia Business Report

Hrvatski Vjesnik (Australia) 14 November

The Gotovina Appeal: What will happen on 16 November?

By Brian Gallagher

16 November sees the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) appeal result of Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac.  Whatever the result, it will be  a major day in Croatian history. It is important to know what they were found guilty of in the first place- and indeed what they were found innocent of –  before considering what may happen.

The convictions were in relation to Croatia’s Operation Storm in 1995, which saw Croatian armed forces – with Washington’s de facto control – liberate large swathes of Croatia and saving Bosnia-Herzegovina from the forces of Milosevic, Karadzic and Mladic. Infamously, the Serbs ordered and organised their own people to leave.  However, the United Nations – which failed to protect Srebrenica’s population from genocide – decided to indict and convict the…

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  1. Michael Silovic says:

    (quote) With no real evidence available to them, the judges came up with a 200M rule and simply said that any shell that fell outside of it was unlawful.

    So now we have it.The judges decided what is legal and not legal based on what they believe and not the law. We all know this was a sham to begin with and the generals need to be freed immediately.

    (quote) The 200M rule has met with international criticism, in particular from senior US and British generals who consider that the rule is unrealistic and could be used against their own troops. Why then did the judges come up with such rule? The answer may be found in what the generals were not found guilty of, rather than what they were.

    Again we see the politics in this false charge. this is one of the reasons i failed to see why no Americans or British were charged in the so called criminal enterprise. I could go on but we all Know the truth! Thank you Ina for allow the truth to be told here and being able to filter out the filthy politics of this trial. We all know that the generals and our heroes in all of Croatia are innocent.

    (quote) The ICTY thought it got away with its original sentence; but then it was looked into and subject to criticism. They would be very foolish to think the issue will go away if they do not find the generals entirely innocent – the controversy could be the real legacy of the ICTY for many years.

    We already know the legacy of the ICTY. It was proven by the false charges that the generals are facing and the Croatian people as a whole. The ICTY is useless and to politicized to ever re-establish itself as a court of justice with the full confidence of the world populous.

    Where is our president and other politicians standing up and VOICING PUBLICLY THE DEMAND TO THE RELEASE THE GENERALS NOW?

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    • Battle for justice is never easy and Croatian generals Gotovina and Markac have had more than their share of injustice being lumbered upon their backs. So, we continue demanding justice if it does not arrive (once we study the judgment in detail) on Friday 16 November.

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  2. Michael silovic says:

    I prayed all week long to see the generals freed and I hope that god answers my prayers.This will at least fulfill one of my dreams in my life.

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  3. Zrinka Stampalia says:

    Dear Ina!
    We are joining The Prayers of All Croatian Patriots with strong belief in GOD, Justice and Our Croatia!!!

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