Serbian Security Service ‘Deployed Arkan’s Paramilitaries’


Jovica Stanisic’s defence on Thursday challenged prosecution expert witness Christian Axboe Nielsen’s claim at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague that the Serbian State Security Service, SDB, had power over paramilitary forces led by Zeljko Raznatovic, alias Arkan.

Nielsen confirmed that he had not found direct evidence about the direct connection in numerous documents issued by the Serbian SDB, which he had analysed.

But he maintained that, according to other documents from 1995, SDB chief Stanisic could make decisions on the deployment of Raznatovic’s unit, the Serbian Voluntary Guard, also known as Arkan’s Tigers.

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