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  Ante Gotovina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
How the prosecutors can conclude that Ante had ‘overall command responsibility’; for the operation, when the facts are clear that he himself was commanded by Zagreb, which in turn was directed and supported by US agencies, who are remaining silent about their involvement, is suspicious in itself.
Ante Gotovina offered himself as a witness, but despite being aware of these facts, the prosecution is determined that he stands trial.
Ante Gotovina, is an innocent man and his unjust indictment must be immediately withdrawn, his reputation re-instated, and his family be left to continue their lives in peace.
www.cascarino.homestead.com /ante.html   (1361 words)

 Ante Gotovina - Amended Indictment
Ante GOTOVINA was born on 12 October 1955, on the island of Pasman within the Municipality of Zadar in the Republic of Croatia, then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (the "SFRY").
Ante GOTOVINA was the overall operational commander of the Croatian forces that were deployed as part of Operation Storm in the southern portion of the Krajina region, including the municipalities, in whole or in part, of Benkovac, Gracac, Knin, Obrovac, Sibenik, Sinj and Zadar.
Ante GOTOVINA is individually criminally responsible for the crimes which are referred to in Articles 3 and 5 of the Statute of the Tribunal and which are alleged in this Amended Indictment pursuant to Article 7(1) of the Statute of the Tribunal.
www.un.org /icty/indictment/english/got-ai040224e.htm   (3211 words)

 The Token Defendant - by Nebojsa Malic
It was, however, a booster to the foundering Inquisition, whose main effort to construct a narrative of the 1990s Balkans wars, with Serbs as the chief culprits, has been frustrated both by the Milosevic trial and the inability to capture the leaders of Bosnian Serbs, Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic.
Gotovina's supporters organized protest rallies this weekend, ranging from several hundred in Zagreb and Croat-inhabited portions of Bosnia, to tens of thousands in Split.
The Inquisition officially charges Gotovina with command responsibility in the murder of some 150 civilians, wanton destruction of property, and the organized persecution of hundreds of thousands of Serbs driven from Croatia in the summer of 1995.
www.antiwar.com /malic/?articleid=8256   (1167 words)

 Ante Gotovina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gotovina is married to Croatian Army colonel Dunja Zloić with whom he has a son Ante, born in 1997.
Gotovina was born on the Adriatic Sea island of Pašman near Biograd na Moru (his father being a fisherman), later in his life he moved to Pakoštane near Zadar, on the Dalmatian coast of southern Croatia.
On December 7, 2005, Gotovina was captured by Spanish police and special forces in the resort of Playa de las Americas on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Ante_Gotovina   (2282 words)

 Croatia: Gotovina to go to The Hague - news.amnesty - Amnesty International
The arrest of the former Croatian Army General Ante Gotovina is a major step in addressing impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 1991-1995 war in Croatia, Amnesty International said.
Ante Gotovina went into hiding in June 2001, allegedly after the Croatian authorities had informed him of a sealed indictment against him.
The failure of the Croatian authorities to fully cooperate with the Tribunal, including by arresting and transferring to the Tribunal’s custody Ante Gotovina, delayed the launch of EU accession negotiation.
news.amnesty.org /index/ENGEUR640062005   (271 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Profile: Ante Gotovina
When Ante Gotovina led Croatia to a quick recapture of the breakaway region of Krajina in 1995, many of his compatriots saw him as a hero.
Born on 12 October 1955 near Zadar, on Croatia's Adriatic coast, Ante Gotovina left Tito's communist Yugoslavia at the age of 16.
Ante Gotovina quickly emerged as Croatia's top military commander, fighting on the Bosnian front in 1994 before taking control of Operation Storm - the Krajina campaign - in 1995.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4514150.stm   (526 words)

 Ante Gotovina: Gangster, General, National Hero... War Criminal?
Ante Gotovina was born on the 12th of October, 1955 on the Adriatic Sea island of Pasman (near Zadar).
On the 9th of October, 1992, Gotovina was appointed as Commander of the sixth operational zone, later Split military district.
However, long before that date, on the 11th of April, Gotovina, probably warned by his contacts, rejected the legitimacy of the Court and ran away with his French passport, which the French Embassy to Croatia did not oppose to renew although the official accusation was imminent.
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=548   (3196 words)

 Book Fingered Alleged War Criminal - CBS News
A retired Croatian army general, Gotovina was indicted by the U.N. tribunal in connection with the killings of at least 150 Serbs by troops under his command and for the expulsion of about 150,000 others during Croatia's 1991-95 war.
Saturday, Gotovina was taken from a prison outside Madrid and taken to a military base near the capital, a ministry spokeswoman said.
Many in Croatia are convinced that Gotovina, who joined the French Foreign Legion at the age of 18 and fought in Africa and Latin America in the '70s and '80s before joining Croatian troops in 1991, was too experienced to allow himself to be caught.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/12/10/world/main1115788.shtml   (709 words)

 Ante Gotovina - HEROJ!
Gotovina's troops liberated large swaths of Croatian territory that were brutally occupied by Serb paramilitaries; he also saved tens of thousands of besieged Muslim refugees from being slaughtered in northwestern Bosnia.
Gotovina's forces delivered a decisive blow to Slobodan Milosevic's genocidal project of an ethnically pure “Great Serbia,” which butchered over 250,000 people (many of whom were the elderly, women and children) and drove nearly 2 million from their homes.
The Gotovina case has repercussions that are much larger than the fate of one man. Croatia will be branded in the eyes of the international community as a nation based on ethnic cleansing and mass murder.
www.antegotovina.com /default.aspx?clanak=4028&LID=1   (4085 words)

 Mario's Cyberspace Station: US role in Operation Storm in Croatia
A prominent supporter of Ante Gotovina has revealed the Croatian general indicted for war crimes will try to embarrass the US if he is extradited to The Hague for trial.
Gotovina's supporters say two prominent US diplomats, Peter Galbraith and Richard Holbrooke, should be allowed to testify if the general eventually stands trial, as they could prove that he fought a clean war and reveal the extent of American involvement in the conflict.
Gotovina enjoyed close contact with Galbraith, the former US ambassador to Zagreb, and believes he could confirm that the general had observed the rules of war during Operation Storm.
mprofaca.cro.net /operation_storm.html   (6091 words)

 Case Information Sheet Gotovina Case (IT-01-45)
It is further alleged that during Operation Storm and its aftermath, Croatian forces attacked and took control of towns, villages and hamlets in the southern portion of the Krajina region.
According to the Indictment, Ante Gotovina, by his acts and omissions, encouraged others, including Croatian civilians, to also perpetrate those acts that are mentioned in the Indictment.
According to the Indictment, Ante Gotovina, Commander of the Split Operative Zone of the Croatian Army (“HV”) from 9 October 1992 to March 1996, was overall operations Commander of that part of Operation Storm.
www.un.org /icty/glance/gotovina.htm   (411 words)

 War crimes suspect held in Spain
Gotovina, 50, had been a fugitive since he was indicted by the tribunal in 2001 for crimes against humanity, war crimes and murder.
The offenses were carried out in a 1995 military campaign led by Gotovina to retake the Krajina region from the Serbs, according to the indictment.
At the time of his arrest, Gotovina was armed, carrying a fake passport and protected by bodyguards, Spanish officials said.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/12/09/MNGQOG5BA31.DTL   (273 words)

Carla Del Ponte imagined General Ante Gotovina would be an appropriate political "counterpart" for Slobodan Milosevic and other Serbian war criminals such as Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, although the former defeated them and stopped their very crimes.
If she was able to accuse an honorable man such as General Ante Gotovina, she's capable of causing him any other damage for the ICTY to survive the current crises.
They are aware of great injustice they have done to the General Ante Gotovina, and it is too late for them to face the truth, given their Machiavellian instinct: they know they destroyed human lives beyond repair and they will look to finish the job so not to fear any opposition.
www.voiceofcroatia.net /CloseICTY.htm   (1913 words)

 NewsFromRussia.Com Top Croatian war crimes suspect jailed in Madrid
Ante Gotovina, 50, was arrested without incident while dining at a hotel restaurant on the island of Tenerife on Wednesday night, Spain's Interior Ministry said.
Gotovina, a retired Croatian army general, was indicted by the tribunal in connection with the killings of at least 150 Serbs by troops under his command and for the expulsion of about 150,000 others during Croatia's 1991-95 war.
Gotovina was taken to Madrid's high court late Thursday, accompanied by a lawyer and a Croatian consular official.
newsfromrussia.com /world/2005/12/09/69532.html   (2720 words)

 U.S. Welcomes Arrest of Accused Croatian War Criminal - US Department of State
The United States congratulated Croatian and Spanish authorities for their efforts in the arrest of General Ante Gotovina, who was indicted in 2001 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for alleged war crimes against Serbs in Croatia.
Gotovina was arrested in the Canary Islands December 7.
The United States welcomes the news that Ante Gotovina was arrested in the Canary Islands.  We congratulate Croatian and Spanish authorities for their efforts that led to his arrest.
usinfo.state.gov /eur/Archive/2005/Dec/08-67268.html   (466 words)

 pressrelease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I wish to clarify  I firmly believe its content is a gross distortion of the truth in an attempt to deliberately mislead the Croatian people, and discredit both the honourable General Ante Gotovina; and those who defended Croatia against the Serbian aggression during the Homeland War.
In 1991 he fought as a soldier of conscience for Croatia, took part in several operations with Ante Gotovina in Novska and served in several units during the war.
He believes Gotovina is an innocent man who symbolises the honour and memory of a just war.
www.cascarino.homestead.com /pressrelease.html   (920 words)

 German Papers: Gotovina Arrest Aids Croatia's EU Bid - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
Following the capture of suspected Croatian war criminal Ante Gotovina on the Spanish island of Tenerife, several German newspapers on Friday comment on the potential implications for the Balkan nation's bid to join the European Union.
Gotovina is also held responsible for the forced deportation of up to 200,000 Serbs living in the Krajina region of Croatia in 1995.
The arrest of Gotovina shows that the EU's Balkan strategy is working," contends the paper, adding that whoever wants to be a member must credibly show that they belong to the European community of values.
www.spiegel.de /international/1,1518,389478,00.html   (781 words)

 US Ambassador John Bolton - Free General Ante Gotovina. The CWA is the premier and most influential organization and ...
General Gotovina's leadership of Operation Storm, the 1995 Croatian lightening military offensive, not only restored Croatia's territorial integrity and recaptured territory that had been conquered and ethnically cleansed by rebel Serbs, it also saved tens of thousands of besieged Bosnian Muslim refugees in the enclave of Bihac in northwestern Bosnia.
The Gotovina indictment, by falsely claiming that Operation Storm sought to deliberately ethnically cleanse 150,000 ethnic Serbs from Croatia, provides Serbian revanchists with the moral and legal basis to reclaim large swaths of Croatian territory in the future.
If General Gotovina is sent to The Hague, where he will be certainly found guilty under the trumped up and bogus charges of "command responsibility," it will result in a great victory for Milosevic's allies and the supporters of a Great Serb empire from the Danube to the Adriatic.
www.croatianworldwideassociation.com /site/epage/35054_571.htm   (1306 words)

 Ante Gotovina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After service in a parachute regiment of the French Foreign Legion starting in the 1970s, Gotovina returned to Croatia in 1991 and joined the Army "Tiger" brigade, eventually rising to the position of full general in 1995.
Believed to have participated in the killing of 150 Serbian civilians, as well as the displacement of 150,000 others, during ethnic cleansing of Croatia.
Gotovina was indicted in 2001 by The Hague War Crimes Tribunal for crimes against humanity, but he remained a fugitive until his arrest at Tenerife in the Canary Islands in December 2005.
www.nndb.com /people/956/000095671   (136 words)

 CNN.com - Croatian war suspect flown to Hague - Dec 10, 2005
Gotovina was arrested Wednesday night in Spain's Canary Islands.
The tribunal said Gotovina "is charged with persecutions, murder, plunder of property, wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages, deportation and forced displacement, and other inhumane acts, which took place under his command and control, against the Serb population during and in the aftermath of the August 1995 Croatian military offensive known as Operation Storm."
The indictment alleges that as commander of the Split Military District, Gotovina was the overall operations commander of Operation Storm in the southern portion of the Krajina region."
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/12/10/croatia.suspect   (486 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | US reward for Croatian fugitive
Ante Gotovina is the Hague tribunal's third most wanted man.
Ms del Ponte says she believes he is still in Croatia but the government says he has probably fled the country.
Mr Gotovina is accused of arranging the killing of at least 150 Serb civilians and the expulsion of 150,000 others following a government operation in 1995 to recapture territory held by rebels.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3178836.stm   (517 words)

 Croatian war criminal Ante Gotovina to be punished for crimes he was forced to commit - Pravda.Ru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Croatian war criminal Ante Gotovina to be punished for crimes he was forced to commit
One of the most famous generals of the former Yugoslavia Republic, Ante Gotovina has been recently arrested on the Canary Islands.
One may say that the now-arrested General Ante Gotovina organized the event in Krajina, which was typical for the 20th century under the condition of 'population exchange.' The general did not have to worry about his future: he was commanding the victorious army.
english.pravda.ru /world/europe/09-12-2005/9364-gotovina-0   (613 words)

 Top Croatian War Crimes Suspect Arrested in Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The chief prosecutor of the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has announced the arrest in Spain of fugitive Croatian General Ante Gotovina, who is third on the tribunal's most wanted list.
General Gotovina is wanted for crimes committed against ethnic Serbs during Croatia's campaign to recapture Serb-held areas of his country during its war for independence.
General Gotovina's evasion from arrest has been a key obstacle in Croatia's attempts to join the European Union and NATO.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-12-08-voa13.cfm   (598 words)

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