Just Who Is Mistaken?
by Mark Neckameyer
January 03, 2005
Mr. Simo Jovic is the one who is mistaken about the relationship
between alleged Serbian mass murderer Milosevic and "The
terrorists' best friend", our former Attorney General Mr.
Ramsey Clark. Here is proof; first a BBC article
from back in 2001. Following that, a statement
Clark gave himself in support of Milosovic made a few months
ago. Did they have a regular attorney/client relationship
with a retainer, etc.? Probably not but as usual, Ramsey
Clark is there to help international terrorists and mass
murderers. Mr Jovic should heed his own advice, "If
you can not accept the truth you do not need to invent lies as
truth always prevails!"
Irvine, CA - USA
BBC- Tuesday, 31 July, 2001,
17:08 GMT 18:08 UK
Ramsey Clark visits Milosevic
The former United States attorney
general, Ramsey Clark, has visited the ousted Yugoslav president,
Slobodan Milosevic, at the United Nations detention unit near
A tribunal spokesman, Jim
Landale, said the visit lasted about two hours.
He said Mr Clark was not acting
as Mr Milosevic's lawyer, but was giving him legal advice.
Mr Milosevic is awaiting trial
before the tribunal on charges of crimes against humanity.
Mr Clark, who condemned the
Nato bombing of Yugoslavia, said earlier that Mr Milosevic had
asked for the visit thorugh intermediaries.
From the newsroom of the BBC
September 2, 2004--Ramsey Clark,
former US Attorney General and Co-Chairman of the International
Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic (ICDSM) has made this
afternoon the following statement:
" Under International
Law, every person accused of a crime has the right to represent
himself in person in the court adjudicating his case. Slobodan
Milosevic is no exception. The Trial Chamber of the International
Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia has destroyed its last
claim to legality by attempting to deprive the former President
of Yugoslavia of this fundamental human right.
The appearance of President
Milosevic representing himself alone during the prosecution case
for over 2 years, nearly 300 trial days, cross examining nearly
300 prosecution witnesses, coping with 500,000 documents, and
30,000 pages of trial transcript then at the very beginning of
his presentation of his own defense being silenced and lawyers
he rejects placed in charge of his destiny, speaks of injustice.
President Milosevic vigorously
presented his opening statement of his own defense in person
for two days on August 31 and September 1, 2004 immediately before
the Trial Chamber decided he "is not fit enough to represent
himself". He was apparently "fit enough" to perform
that task. If the time comes when credible doctors, including
his own, find that a slower pace is required to protect his health,
or that further effort by him at that time may impair his health,
then the only permissible course is to follow a schedule that
honors his right to defend himself in person and protects his
ability to do so. Life, truth and justice are more important
than the schedules of courts, or railroads.
The very lawyers appointed
by the Trial Chamber have a direct conflict of interest. They
have served by appointment of the court as "friends of the
Court". You cannot serve two masters. Having served as friend
of the Court, that same counsel selected by the Court to represent
President Milosevic cannot ethically serve as his counsel.
No lawyer who might be appointed
to represent President Milosevic has interviewed his witnesses,
knows the testimony they can give, what questions to ask them,
or what their answers might be. Professional preparation - and
this is no ordinary case - would require months.
The Trial Chamber must abandon
this travesty and do its duty consistent with the health of the
accused to faithfully, competently, independently and impartially
hear the evidence, find the facts and apply the law."
September 2, 2004
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