Thousands of FYROM’s Slavs went to welcome today the War Crimes Convict, Johan Tarculovski at a government-funded celebration on his return to Skopje.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY, convicted the former police officer of committing war crimes during the 2001 conflict.
He was found guilty of leading a police unit that killed Albanian civilians and committed other atrocities in the village of Ljuboten, near Skopje.
The ICTY announced on Monday that Tarculovski would be freed after serving eight years of his 12-year jail term. Last month, after completing two-thirds of his sentence, he had become formally eligible for early release.
Here is a part from a must-read related article entitled “LONG IS THE SHADOW OF THE BALKAN BUTCHERS” written by Xhabir M. Deralla.
…They all cried when their “heroic sons” got indicted by the Hague Tribunal (ICTY) and provided them with majestic welcome upon their arrivals back home. Macedonia had this kind of a welcoming party for Ljube Boshkovski already in the summer of 2008.Now, the second returnee, Johan Tarchulovski – sentenced by the ICTY to 12 years in prison for his chief role in the Ljuboten massacre – is being picked up from the prison in Germany by the government’s airplane. The media are racing to run stories about the atmosphere of relief and happiness upon Tarculovski’s release, about the welcoming party that the Gruevski’s government is going to drop, starting with the ambassadors of Macedonia to both Germany and the Netherlands who rushed to welcome him at the gates of the German prison, where this war criminal served his prison sentence.The behavior of Balkan rulers is despicable. They welcome war criminals as heroes, becoming their accomplices, approving what they have done, spitting in the face of the international justice, infuriating those who lost the loved ones.We’ve seen this everywhere in the ex-Yu and we saw this already some five years ago in Macedonia. This time the strong reminder comes with a convicted war criminal. The government which is supposed to be one for all citizens, including those who were slaughtered by Tarculovski and his gang – actually nurtured the cult of Johan for years now. It’s time to enjoy the peak of the morbid venerations now.Indeed, this is the government of those civilians who suffered by the acts of UCK, too, including the 12 families of missing Macedonians in 2001. This very government is the one in which the former leader of UCK Ali Ahmeti sits as a partner for six years now.That is the government which sends an official airplane and welcomes a war criminal as a hero through the newly composed triumphal arch.
Plus: for everyone who wants to welcome the war criminal at the airport and in Skopje, there is a free bus ride (250 buses are reserved for tomorrow).
Read the rest of the article here: http://conspectio.blogspot.gr/2013/04/long-is-shadow-of-balkan-butchers.html
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