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06BELGRADE1172
2006-07-21 12:13:00
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Embassy Belgrade
Cable title:  

INFO ON MLADIC'S PAST WHEREABOUTS PUBLICLY

Tags:   ICTY  PGOV  PINR  PREL  SR 
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PP RUEHAST
DE RUEHBW #1172 2021213
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 211213Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY BELGRADE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9049
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
						UNCLAS BELGRADE 001172 

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SWCI AND EUR/SCE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ICTY PGOV PINR PREL SR
SUBJECT: INFO ON MLADIC'S PAST WHEREABOUTS PUBLICLY
RELEASED


UNCLAS BELGRADE 001172

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SWCI AND EUR/SCE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ICTY PGOV PINR PREL SR
SUBJECT: INFO ON MLADIC'S PAST WHEREABOUTS PUBLICLY
RELEASED



1. SUMMARY: Influential, pro-government Belgrade daily
Politika has for the past two days published front-page
articles related to the locations where Ratko Mladic was
hiding from June 2002 until January 2006. These articles
are basically extracts from the indictment brought against
ten individuals formally accused for aiding and abetting
Mladic in that period. The articles explain in detail the
role of Mladic's associates, and provides addresses of many
of the apartments where he was hiding. END SUMMARY.


2. Pro-government daily Politika on July 19 and 20,
published a series of extensive cover page articles about
the protection network of war crime indictee General Ratko
Mladic. The articles reveal detailed information about
Mladic's whereabouts from June, 2002 through January 25,

2006. The information appears to have been extracted from
the indictment brought by the prosecutor of the Second
Belgrade Court againstten individuals accused of aiding
and abetting Madic. According to the indictment, the key
figur in the network is reired Republika Srpska militar
officer Jovan "Jovo" Djogo. Other members of te
protection network include Stanko Ristic; SasaBadnjar;
Ratko Vucetic; Liljana, Tatjana and Bojan Vaskovic; Marko
Lugonja; Borislav Ivanovic and Predrag Ristic. Tatjana and
Bojan Vaskovic and Marko Lugonja are released from custody
on July 17, while the rest of group await trial from
prison. The judge in the case is Dejan Dobrosavljevic.
The indictment and entire proceedings were classified as a
state secret and are supposed to be closed to the public.


3. Politika disclosed locations and addresses of Mladic's
safe houses where he was hiding from June 2002 to January
2006 - mostly apartments in New Belgrade. Addresses
include: 24 Pedje Milosavljevica, the apartment of Vucetic
where Mladic spent 30 days; 183 Jurija Gagrina, where
Mladic stayed until October 2002; 48 Treci bulevar, where
he stayed 45 days. In addition, according to the
indictment, Mladic spent a few days in the following
apartments: 1r Crnotravska, 134 Jurija Gagrina, 118 Jurija
Gagrina (where he stayed until end of 2005). All the
apartments were modest, located in mid-class calm
neighborhoods. Mladic's protectors were paying monthly
rent from 250 to 400 Euro. The prosecutor claims that
Mladic's associates were also supplying him with food,
other necessary goods and with cell phones. Lawyers of the
defendants denied these claims to Politika and complained
that any information at all had been released, arguing that
the trial has been designated as closed to the public.

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