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NEDJO IKONIC – TRY HIM FOR GENOCIDE OR DEPORT HIM TO BOSNIA TO FACE GENOCIDE CHARGES!

January 19, 2009
Nedjo Ikonic is a wanted war criminal, participant in the Srebrenica Genocide, and a fugitive from justice. Don’t let this dirtbag escape justice. Help us put Nedjo Ikonic where he belongs – behind bars on genocide charges!

ACT NOW: In January 2008, George W. Bush signed the U.S. Genocide Accountability Act of 2007, in part to help prosecute and convict Srebrenica Genocide fugitives hiding in the U.S. Now we have a case of Nedjo Ikonic, a Bosnian Serb fugitive who commanded a special police unit responsible for taking part in forcible deportations (ethnic cleansing) and mass murders of Bosniak civilians during the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman will likely set this Srebrenica Genocide fugitive free (on probation). The Judge is on record as saying “I am not a war crimes tribunal.” Contact the Judge today and tell him that his Court has legal responsibility, under the U.S. Genocide Accountability Act of 2007, to either prosecute Nedjo Ikonic for genocide in Srebrenica or order his deportation for prosecution by a panel of international judges under the jurisdiction of the Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

CONTACT JUDGE LYNN ADELMAN NOW!

E-mail: AdelmanPO@wied.uscourts.gov
Telephone: (414) 297-1285
Fax: (414) 297-1296
Chambers: Room 364
Courtroom: Room 390

TELL THE JUDGE Nedjo Ikonic should be tried for genocide – not released on probation! Under the U.S. Genocide Accountability Act of 2007, your court can and should prosecute Nedjo Ikonic for genocide, or order his deportation for prosecution by a panel of international judges under the jurisdiction of the Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

NEDJO IKONIC – WANTED FOR GENOCIDE

According to Associated Press, a Serbian immigrant Nedjo Ikonic, 42, of Milwaukee who already pleaded guilty to lying on an Immigration form could face extradition following federal allegations that he committed war crimes in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Ikonic is wanted by Bosnian prosecutors for taking part in the Srebrenica Genocide when he commanded a police unit near Srebrenica during the 1995 massacre. However, the Bosnian government has not formally sought Ikonic’s extradition. Ikonic admitted that he commanded a special police unit that was sent to guard a stretch of road near Srebrenica. He didn’t disclose that on immigration forms in 2002 when he applied for refugee status.

According to the warrant, Nedjo Ikonic and the second man, Dejan Radojkovic of Las Vegas, carried out attacks on civilians during the Srebrenica Genocide.

Ikonic was originally indicted on eight counts of lying on immigration forms. However, on September 16 2008, Ikonic arranged a plea agreement with the prosecutor. The original indictment read: “Ikonic had assisted in the murder of Muslim men during the Srebrenica massacre in July of 1995.” After plea bargain was signed, that line was absent from the two counts to which he pleaded guilty for. Although the two counts carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, under the plea agreement, Ikonic is more likely to get a probation.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman delayed the sentencing to give Ikonic’s attorney Nikola Kostich more time to counter federal prosecutors’ claims that his client committed war crimes. The Judge set the next hearing for Feb. 24, but added, “I am not a war crimes tribunal.”

According to Newsday reporter Matthew McAllester, UN investigators believe men under the command of Nedjo Ikonic helped separate “over 1,000 Bosnian Muslim men from the women and children and transported these men to temporary detention sites in Bratunac on 12 and 13 July 1995.” Bosniak prisoners were tortured and killed at these sites in the town of Bratunac; most were kept there before being taken to other places to be executed. People under Ikonic’s command also articipated in the separation of men from women before at least 24 men and six women were the victims of “opportunistic killings” in the village of Potocari. Ikonic’s men “were present at the [Kravica] Warehouse when the executions started and [they also] participated in the killings.” More than 1,000 Bosniak men were shot dead in this episode on July 13. Additionally, men under his command summarily executed “a group of 10 to 15 Bosnian Muslim prisoners held in custody at Sandici meadow” on the evening of July 13.

CONTACT JUDGE LYNN ADELMAN NOW!

E-mail: AdelmanPO@wied.uscourts.gov
Telephone: (414) 297-1285
Fax: (414) 297-1296
Chambers: Room 364
Courtroom: Room 390

TELL THE JUDGE Nedjo Ikonic should be tried for genocide – not released on probation! Under the U.S. Genocide Accountability Act of 2007, your court can and should prosecute Nedjo Ikonic for genocide, or order his deportation for prosecution by a panel of international judges under the jurisdiction of the Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

OF INTEREST: Read our debate with Chris Justice, an attorney who defended Srebrenica Genocide fugitive Milivoje Jankovic on immigration charges, at the following page in comments.

FURTHER RESEARCH:

1. Suspect Avoids Genocide Charges 3 weeks after Genocide Accountability Act Enacted
2. Phoenix, Arizona – A Mecca for Serb Suspects of Srebrenica Massacre
3. The United States Deports Two Serbs Wanted for Srebrenica Massacre
4. Bosnian Serb Immigrants Failed to Disclose Their Past Service in Genocidal Military
5. Marko Boskic – Srebrenica Genocide Mass Murderer
6. Butcher of Srebrenica Wants His Own Admission Squashed
7. Srebrenica Genocide Gunman, Marko Boskic, Will Not Face Torture Charges
8. Elusive Justice: A Man Who Gunned Down 1,200 Srebrenica Bosniaks
9. Srebrenica Genocide Suspects Give Up Fight, Agree to be Deported to Bosnia
10. More Arrests of Srebrenica Genocide Suspects in the U.S.
11. List of Srebrenica Suspects Getting Away with Genocide
12. Bosnian Serb Deported from the U.S. After Lying on Immigration Paperwork
13. Deported Criminal Convicted for Crimes Against Humanity in Bosnia
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  1. Sarah Franco
    January 20, 2009 at 9:39 am

    oh my God, this is outrageous!!!

  2. Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor
    January 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    It makes me sick to stomach.

  3. Anonymous
    January 22, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Funny that the judge said that bit about not being a war crimes tribunal. So much for being a fair judge…

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-06-16-naziguard_N.htm

    and she is coincidentally Jewish

  4. Owen
    January 22, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    No, Kirk, you’re not the only one. Thanks to Dan’s reference I was able to draw Judge Adelman’s attention to the Act as well. I’m puzzled why he wasn’t aware of its existence – this isn’t a fresh case.

  5. Kirk Johnson
    January 23, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Here is the text of the short email I sent to Judge Adelman:

    Your honor,

    It is my understanding that in the deportation matter of Serb immigrant and accused war criminal Nedjo Ikonic, you have publicly stated that you are “not a war tribunal.”

    I trust that by now I am not the first person to bring to your attention the Genocide Accountability Act of 2007. Nor would I expect myself to be the first person to remind you that the atrocity at Srebrenica has been ruled as an act of genocide by the the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice.

    Given the severity of this issue, it is my deepest wish that you reconsider your position on this matter.

    Thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,

    Kirk Johnson
    [contact info deleted]

  6. Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor
    January 23, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Hi Anonymous,

    Let’s not question Judge Lynn Adelman’s objectivity until he makes final verdict in this case.

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