SCORPIONS - PART OF SERBIAN STATE SECURITY SERVICE (DB)
PHOTO: Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic standing trial in front of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at the Hague.
NEW EVIDENCE: On the ongoing trial of former chief of Serbian State Security Service (DB) Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, Serbian MUP reserve officer Milomir Kovacevic has revealed that Scorpions were in fact under the control of Serbian State Security Service. According to SENSE TRIBUNAL:
"During his stay in Western Slavonia and Baranja in 1991 and 1992 the witness had several close encounters with members of the Serb Volunteer Guard (SDG) led by Zeljko Raznatovic Arkan, and with the ‘Scorpions’ unit. Kovacevic contends that both formations were controlled by the Serbian State Security Service, headed at that time by Jovica Stanisic. Franko Simatovic was Stanisic’s deputy. In September or October 1991, the witness attended a meeting where Raznatovic showed a blue ID card issued by the Serbian State Security Service and claimed that the Serbian government and the intelligence service were behind him. The ‘Scorpions’ were at that time guarding the oil fields in Djeletovci, the witness said, adding that a Serbian intelligence officer in the field told him that they operated there DB control."
The trial of former chief of Serbian State Security Service (DB) Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic continues...
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