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Bosnian war criminal Radovan Karadzic’s daughter complains of ‘unsanitary conditions’ in English prison
The daughter of Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader serving life for genocide and crimes against humanity during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, claimed her father was living in unsanitary and “uncivilized” conditions in a prison British. Karadzic, 75, sentenced in 2016, was transferred from a detention unit in the Netherlands to a British prison earlier this month following an agreement between the UN and the Home Office. But her daughter, Sonja Karadzic-Jovicevic, complained about conditions in her father’s new prison after speaking to him on the phone. “As for the physical condition in which he is accommodated, it is unacceptable,” she told SRNA, a news agency based in Republika Srpska, the Bosnian Serb enclave. full of carcinogenic asbestos which is banned worldwide, it is clear what condition it will be in. Ms Karadzic-Jovicevic also claimed that her father’s removal to the UK was a deliberate act of resentment against his family. “My father is in a very uncivilized situation, and as far as his family is concerned, his relocation to the south of England was deliberately done to keep him away, outside the rules of the United Nations resolution adopted by the Security Council, “she said.” It will be very difficult for us physically, financially and procedurally, because of visas and vaccination during the pandemic, and even after that, to never go there and visit him. She continued. She added that he had been deprived of his books and his computer, and will be “completely removed” from his language and culture. A spokesperson for the Department of Justice said: “UK prisons meet health and safety standards.” Ms. Karadzic-Jovicevic, who has a political career in Bosnia fought to defend her father’s name despite his brutal role in the wars during the separation of the Yugoslav federation in the 1990s. Known as the “Butcher of Bosnia ”, Karadzic fell into infamy, especially for ordering the Srebrenica massacre in July 1995. Some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were arrested by the Bosnian Serb army in and around the town of Srebrenica, then killed in the worst massacre in Europe since the end of World War 2. Karadzic’s lawyers had opposed his client He is transferred to the UK, arguing his life would be in danger because of the detainees Muslims in British prisons. They also argued that due to possible threats to Karadzic’s life he would be kept in conditions resembling solitary confinement, but the UN tribunal dismissed the objections. ns. Given his role in the massacre of Muslims, the experience of another Serb convicted of war crimes may also weigh on the Karadzic family. In 2010, Radislav Krstic, a former Bosnian Serb general, was stabbed by three Muslim prisoners while serving time at Wakefield prison, apparently in retaliation in Srebrenica.