Bijeljina – The Sakib Mahmuljin et al. case in 2012 was filed by the BiH Prosecutor’s Office as the case of the war crime of genocide, in keeping with the orders of the ICTY, counter-terrorism expert Dzevad Galijasevic told SRNA. Galijasevic said that during the attack of the so-called Army of BiH on Vozuca in 1995, 66 villages were burnt to the ground, more than 5,000 houses, 12 churches and one monastery were destroyed, as well as cemeteries, some of which are older than five centuries.
“465 soldiers and civilians were killed, and more than 22,000 Serbian civilians were expelled from their homes,” he said.
Vozuca was attacked by mujahideen, NATO and units of the 2nd and 3rd Corps with more than 23,000 soldiers of the so-called Army of BiH. The area they attacked had fewer residents than soldiers who attacked it. Somewhat more than 4,000 soldiers were defending the Serbian positions.
“Even though the first ritual slaughters were conducted in Tesanj under the auspices of then police chief Semsudin Mehmedovic, these crimes were committed en mass in Vozuca and on Mount Ozren under the umbrella of Sefik Dzaferovic, the then head of the Zenica Public Safety Centre and the present Deputy Chairman of the BiH House of Representatives, and Sakib Mahmuljin, the commander of the 3rd Corps of the so-called Army of BiH,” Galijasevic said.
He said that mass crimes committed on Mount Ozren by mujahideen and terrorists are monstrous and brutal. These crimes have been proven and solved by the ICTY during the trials of the commander of the so-called Army of BiH, Rasim Delic, the chief of staff of the Army of BiH, Enver Hadzihasanovic, and the commander of the 7th Muslim Brigade, Amir Kubura.
Galijasevic says that the killings of 92 persons have been proven, and that the killings of 187 soldiers and civilians, the disappearance of 132 persons, the rape of three women, torture and abuse in the Music School in Zenica, the Zenica Correctional Facility, in the Jablanica Elementary School in Tesanj, in Orasac, and brutal beheading of prisoners of war on Mount Ozren and in Central Bosnia haave been examined during these trials.
He said that Dr. Branko Sikanic, a Serb from Prnjavor who passed the hell of the mujahideen detention camp, Croat Luka Babic, many Bosniak security officers, political analysts and officers of whom particularly important are Izet Karahasanovic, Zakir Alispahic, Salih Spahic, Ferid Buljubasic, Mesud Sadinlija, Sead Zeric, Muhamed Omerasevic, Fadil Alihodzic and Dzemal Vuckovic, testified of these crimes before the ICTY.
Galijasevic said that their testimonies and thousands of pages of evidence and documents about these crimes are a tragic confirmation that the judicial system does not exist in BiH, that the law and morals do not exist, that the BiH Court and Prosecutor’s Office do not punish criminals, extremists and radicals, nor do they solve their crimes, but that they are here to punish Serbs and write a false history of the past war on orders of the western services.
“They are here to create an Islamic state in the Balkans under the excuse of a functional BiH, more precisely of a unitary state without a visible role of Serbs and Croats in it,” Galijasevic said.
He said that “by its attitude towards war crimes committed by mujahideen, organised crime and terrorism, the SDA showed that it does not think about the state, that it does not abide by state regulations, that it hates its peoples and that it is the main culprit for ugly identification of the whole Bosniak people with terrorism and extremism.”
The SDA, Galijasevic says, suffocated security agencies, destroyed the judicial system, preventing it to function and punish war criminals, soldiers of the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in BiH, and is thus creating conditions for new, planned crimes of terrorists, exactly in the way Alija Izetbegovic announced after Vozuca, while addressing soldiers who took part in the attack on this part of Mount Ozren.
“In Vozuca, you broke the backbone of Chetnics, our enemy, you showed the path on which we will continue to move forward and you gave a model for the fight, how we can continue to break this backbone in order to liberate BiH. Thank you, soldiers, for this on behalf of our people who will not forget that which you have done.”
Galijasevic said that the policy of crime which was founded and marked by Alija Izetbegovic is still active in the policy of his son, his political and biological successor, Bakir Izetbegovic.
“BiH is a servant of western powers, a protectorate, and it has not an independent judiciary; if not so, these crimes would have been punished regardless of geo-political interests of western powers. Until then, they are great crimes, a warning and a shame of the whole state,” Galijasevic said.
On December 8, 2015, the BiH Court imposed restrictive measures on Mahmuljin, and on December 31, it confirmed an indictment charging him with war crimes against prisoners of war, war crimes against the wounded and sick and war crimes against civilians.
At a hearing on February 4, Mahmuljin pleaded not guilty. The main hearing was held on March 23 and the trial should resume tomorrow before the BiH Court.