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Karadzic accused of Bosnian war atrocities

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SARAJEVO: War criminal, president, psychiatrist, poet, and even New Age healer – Radovan Karadzic lived a varied life before being convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
The former Bosnian Serb leader is awaiting a final verdict on the 40-year-sentence he was handed in 2016 for his role in Bosnia’s 1990s inter-ethnic war, which left 100,000 dead and displaced more than two million.
He was convicted of 10 charges in total, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The worst atrocity on the charge-sheet is the slaughter of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the eastern town of Srebrenica in July 1995.
While the Hague-based tribunal will lay down its final judgment of the 73-year-old on Wednesday, Karadzic remains a deeply divisive figure in the court of public opinion.
To the international community and his foes, Bosnia’s Croats and Muslims, he is a monster responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands.
“If Karadzic does not get what he deserves, then this will mean that there is no justice in this world,” Munira Subasic, a president of Mothers of Srebrenica group who lost 22 close relatives in the killings, told AFP ahead of the verdict.
But for many Serbs, he was a hero — akin to those in the epic Serb poetry that inspired him — who stood up for his people in the 1992-1995 Bosnian war as Yugoslavia fell apart.
“Personally, I don’t believe in the legitimacy of this court,” the current leader of Bosnia’s Serbs, Milorad Dodik, said on the eve of the ruling.

 

 

 

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Two policemen gunned down in Karachi’s Orangi Town

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KARACHI: Two policemen were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire at them in Karachi’s Orangi Town today, rescue sources said.

The firing incident took place at around 8am when both the police personnel were on their way to report for duty. Four armed men on two motorbikes opened fire and killed the personnel.

Upon being informed of the incident, a police team reached the site and cordoned it off to collect evidence. The bodies were shifted to a nearby medical facility for medico legal formalities.

The killed policemen, posted in Mominabad, were identified as Sepoy Allahdita and Sepoy Ahmed Ali.

Taking notice of the shooting incident, Additional Inspector General Amir Sheikh sought a report from the SSP West in this regard.

 

 

 

 

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Police officer stabbed ahead of G20 summit in Japan

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TOKYO: Japanese police Monday arrested a man suspected of stabbing a police officer in the chest and stealing his gun near Osaka, just days before world leaders fly into the city for a G20 summit.

The 33-year-old suspect, who denies the charges, was in possession of an ID document showing he was mentally disabled, an Osaka regional police detective said.

The police officer, 22, is still in a coma, the detective added. His gun was found later with one bullet missing.

The incident, a rare case of violent crime in Japan, hit national headlines due to the proximity of the attack to the G20, which will be held in the western city on June 28 and 29.

“We have not yet studied what impact this will have on the G20 security plan,” Takahisa Ishida, chief of the Osaka police, told local media.

US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be among the leaders jetting in for the summit, with tens of thousands of aides in tow.

More than 25,000 police officers will reportedly be mobilised to provide security in Osaka during the summit meetings.

“We will do our best on security measures ahead of the G20 next week,” top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters Monday when asked about the incident.

A recent meeting of G20 finance ministers in the western city of Fukuoka was held under extremely high security, with areas around the meeting in total lockdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PFUJ condemns brutal murder of Hyderabad journalist Ilyas Warsi

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KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President G.M. Jamali has strongly condemned the brutal murder of senior journalist Ilyas Warsi in Hyderabad here today.

Warsi, who was affiliated to the Sindhi daily Kawish newspaper, was found dead in his apartment adjacent to Al-Raheem Shopping Centre in Hyderabad.

According to a family source, Warsi had left for his home from Hyderabad Press Club at around 6 PM. Warsi’s son told the police that when he reached the apartment, it was locked from inside. He knocked at the door but there was no response upon which he called others and force opened the door where he found his father’s dead body.

“The journalist was murdered using an edge tool,” police said, adding that the killers and motive behind the murder remains unknown.

Warsi was former president of Hyderabad Press Club and had been affiliated with many national and international journalist unions.

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