DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

04 March, 2010


CORRECTION: Ganic was arrested on a provisional extradition warrant based on the bilateral agreement signed between Serbia and United Kingdom in 2002. The Interpol warrant was dismissed in the past due to lack of evidence, while the Hague Tribunal also annulled phony Serbian warrants with respect to the “Dobrovoljacka Street” case.

"An investigation was conducted by the International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and no indictments were issued in the case."

"The allegations against Ganic had previously been dismissed by a panel of independent lawyers... there is no evidence any senior official issued an order to fire on the troops." - Clare Montgomery

PHOTO: Prof. Dr. Ejup Ganic in 1998, then President of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, during a news conference in Helsinki.

Recent arrest of a former Bosnian vice-president, Ejup Ganic, at London's Heathrow Airport shows that Serbia is willing to go as far as abusing Interpol services - by issuing politically motivated arrest warrants - for the purpose of appeasing Serbian ultra-nationalists at home. Instead of arresting former General Ratko Mladic - who orchestrated the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide - Serbia continues to behave like an uncivilized thug in the Balkans desperately crying for attention and influence. Mladic is still suspected (read: guaranteed) to be hiding in Belgrade.

The Dobrovoljacka Street shooting in which 40 Serbian soldiers allegedly died occurred at the time when the Serbian Army (aka: Yugoslav Peoples Army) took Alija Izetbegovic, then the president of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a hostage. At that time, a man in command of the Bosnian defenders of Sarajevo was General Jovan Divjak, (ethnic Serb) one of the highest ranking officers in the Army of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Neither Ganic nor Divjak issued any orders to shoot on the Serbian troops in Dobrovoljacka Street. The Serbian troops in and around Sarajevo were busy sniping Sarajevo civilians and securing the siege of the Bosnian capital.

Bosniak American Advisory Council for Bosnia-Herzegovina (BAACBH) in Washington sees the arrest as politically motivated and has called for the British authorities to immediately release Mr. Ganic. According to BAACBH:

"The Serbian government issued an indictment for Mr. Ganic, alleging that he and 19 others, including other members of Bosnia's wartime presidency, were responsible for a shooting that took place in 1992 at the Dobrovoljacka Street in Sarajevo. The shooting occurred as a convoy of Yugoslav troops, shepherded by the United Nations, was evacuating from Sarajevo after a deal was brokered with the Yugoslav troops to release the late President of BiH Alija Izetbegovic. An investigation was conducted by the International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and no indictments were issued in the case. Furthermore, as of the day of Mr. Ganic's arrest, neither BiH nor Serbia has formally filed any charges against Mr. Ganic. Serbia's extradition request is in direct violation of the system set up by the ICTY to try in its court alleged crimes committed in the Balkans during the 1990's. Furthermore, Serbia's extradition request is in direct contravention of a recently signed agreement on extradition between the governments of BiH and Serbia.

Serbia's action is an assault on Bosnia's inherent and inalienable right to defend its population against the Serbian aggression, it is an assault on the reconciliation process, and it is an attempt to undermine the atrocities committed in BiH from 1992 to 1995 by joint Yugoslav National Army (JNA) and Serbian paramilitary troops under Belgrade's command. Serbia has demonstrated by this politicized action that it does not respect Bosnia's sovereignty and that it is not yet prepared to be a trusted neighbor in the Balkans."

Prof. Francis Boyle, General Agent for the RBiH with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Powers before the International Court of Justice (1993-1994), also condemned the arrest as politicaly motivated. Mr Boyle is a member of the Institute for the Research of Genocide, Canada. According to Prof Boyle:

"...This is now the British payback against Ganic, Bosnia and the Bosnians. Indeed, it was Ganic who personally helped me get the legal authorization from President Izetbegovic to sue Britain at the World Court for aiding and abetting genocide against Bosnia, as explained in the attached Note. This British persecution of Ejup Ganic is simply a continuation of the genocidal policies that Perfidious Albion has always pursued against Bosnia and the Bosnians."

According to AP, "Defence lawyer Clare Montgomery told the court the allegations against Ganic had previously been dismissed by a panel of independent lawyers, and said that there is no evidence any senior official issued an order to fire on the troops. 'This case is what I would characterize as a mockery of justice.'"

Damir Arnaut, a member of Ganic's legal team, said they plan to lodge an appeal at Britain's High Court against the decision to refuse bail. A judge will consider whether there are any bars to the extradition.

Dr. Ejup Ganic was born in Novi Pazar, Serbia. He is the founder and current president of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and a regular professor of engineering science at the school. As a member of the Party for Democratic Action, he was President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2000 to 2001. He also served as the vice president. During the Bosnian War, he was part of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dr. Ganic speaks English fluently and has obtained Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology located in Boston. He worked as a researcher at University of Belgrade, where he received his master's degree, as well as bachelor's degree in engineering, and as well as an assistant researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researcher at Union Carbide Corporation-Linde Division (New York City), assistant lecturer at New York University and University of Chicago, lecturer at University of Illinois, director of UNIS Institute (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and guest lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Among his published works, there are over over 100 publications, including "Handbook of Heat Transfer Fundamentals", "Experimental Heat Transfer", "Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements", a book called Engineering Companion, published by McGraw-Hill. He also serves as a member of American Nuclear Society.