Franko Simatović

Yugoslav Army ‘Supplied Weapons for Arkan’s Tigers’

Jovan Dimitrijevic, who was in charge of logistics for Arkan's paramilitary unit, told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague that weapons for the unit's wartime activities were supplied by the Yugoslav People's Army, not the Serbian State Security Service.

Serbian State Security ‘Didn’t Take Volunteer Fighters to Bosnia’

Petar Djukic, a former high-ranking Serb police officer in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Tuesday and Wednesday that military volunteers who came to Bosanski Samac in Bosnia in April 1992 were brought by political parties and not by Serbian State Security, SDB.

Yugoslav ‘Red Beret’ Army Brigades Fought in Bosnia – Witness

Three brigades of the Serb-dominated Yugoslav Army took part in fighting in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993 and, like the special operations unit of Serbian state security, were known as 'Red Berets', a defence witness in the retrial of two top Serbian state security officials in The Hague said on Thursday.

Serbian Security Service ‘Didn’t Send Paramilitary Trainer to Croatia’

Witness Dejan Lucic told the retrial of Serbian State Security Service officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Thursday that the defendants did not send Dragan Vasiljkovic, alias Captain Dragan, to Croatia in 1991 to set up a training camp for rebel Serb fighters.

Serbian Security Chief Jovica Stanisic’s Release Extended

The UN-backed Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals has announced that it has extended Jovica Stanisic's provisional release until April 30, 2020 because of his continuing illness.

It said that the extension was possible because "there is no indication that he has ever engaged in any practice undermining the administration of justice".

Milosevic ‘Didn’t Trust Serbian Security Service Chief’: Witness

Former intelligence official Vlado Dragicevic told the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Thursday that Slobodan Milosevic and some of his close allies did not trust Serbian State Security Service, SDB chief Jovica Stanisic, who is being retried for committing wartime crimes in collaboration with Milosevic and others.

Hague Witnesses Address Serbian Security Officials’ CIA Links

Two defence witnesses at the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague this week offered differing interpretations of the links between the Serbian State Security Service, SDB and the US Central Intelligence Agency in the 1990s.

Ratko Mladic’s Diary ‘Links Serbian Security Service to Arkan’

The prosecution at the trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Thursday used excerpts from Ratko Mladic's war diary in an attempt to prove that the Serbian State Security Service, where the defendants were senior officials, sent paramilitary units from Serbia to Bosnia and Herzegovina in autumn 1995 and had control over

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