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Bosnian Serb Fighters on the Road to Bosanski Brod : Serbian held Bosnia during the Civil War : Bosnia
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The war time leader of the Bosnian Serbs Radovan Karadzic........ accused of war crimes ...........sent the families of his victims into rage by not even arriving in court for the first day of his trial today........ so what should have been the first day of the trial at the Hague was adjourned in respect of the fact that he was refusing to even be in court ........ and demanding that he must have a further 9 months to plan his defense ............

He seemed to snub the authority of the court...... like Milosevich the war's Serbian President had before him........ In fact it seemed like a play straight out of the Milosevich game book.......... Milosevich had strung his trial out for 4 years before his death ultimately denied his victims justice and gamed the system to the end...........

This latest absence was too much to bear for the Mothers of Srebrenica...... , the relatives of about 8,000 men and boys murdered allegedly on Dr Karadzic’s orders in a so called UN safe haven 14 years ago.

Today...... the families arrived in three bus-loads from Bosnia hoping to see the start of a process to bring justice ........ Instead they saw the court fail to take authority over Karadzic....... They were angry and screamed for justice for their murdered sons and husbands and brothers.

I made this picture on the road to Bosonski Brod a town at the time just over run by the Bosnian Serbs...... Muslim and Croat houses burned in the ethnic cleansing that drove people out of their homes and left them nothing to come back to....... Many people lay dead....... I was told that if I photographed any of the dead I would join them.......... I did manage to secretly make pictures but I was terrified throughout.......

I hope Karadzic this organizer of disgusting genocide is convicted soon ......... to allow the suffering families to see some justice done..............

Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXXX

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