RNDr. Jiří Šoler CSc.

Elišky Přemyslovny 393, 156 00 Praha - Zbraslav, Czech republic, tel/fax 420 2 4010096, e-mail:jiri.soler@post.cz

To: Madam Justice Louise Arbour

       Prosecutor

       International Criminal Tribunal

       for the Former Yugoslavia

       Churchillplain 1

       2501 EW, The Hague

       Netherlands

Zbraslav, May 23, 1999

Subject:


NOTICE OF THE EXISTENCE OF INFORMATION CONCERNING SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE TRIBUNAL;


REQUEST THAT THE PROSECUTOR INVESTIGATE NAMED AND OTHER UNSPECIFIED INDIVIDUALS FOR VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW AND PREPARE INDICTMENTS AGAINST THEM PURSUANT TO ARTICLES 18.1 AND 18.4 OF THE TRIBUNAL STATUTE.


WHEREAS peace in the world and particularly in Europe is seriously endangered by present undeclared war in the former Yugoslavia;

WHEREAS this war cause enormous suffering of persons living in this region;

WHEREAS present NATO attack against Yugoslavia evokes dreadful suggestions of the similar situations of the Czech nation, particularly disintegration of Czechoslovakia both in 1938-39 by NAZI after Munich treaty and recent non-democratic disintegration in 1992-93 with participation of the same states (particularly Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom) and the same family clans (particularly Havel clan of bohemian quislings);

WHEREAS recent declaration of the European Parliament requesting Czech Republic for cancelling of the Beneš decrees (factual declaration of EU continuity with NAZI Hitler's Thirds Reich) infirm internationally accepted results of the World War II and endangers present system of the world peace;

WHEREAS reliance of international system of the peace protection, particularly UNO and its institutions, has been seriously disturbed and its restitution is impossible without investigation of the pertinent crimes against peace and war crimes, and without trial and punishment of the responsible bodies;

WHEREAS the military bodies reject their responsibility for crimes committed on the command of politicians and commanders in contention to conclusions of International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg having declared basic principle, that command cannot justify war crimes;

WHEREAS my interpellation concerning war crimes in former Yugoslavia from 1996 upon that time premier of the Czech republic Mr. Václav Klaus has been rejected and other investigation of this matter was disabled;

THEREFORE I respectfully request that the Prosecutor immediately investigate and indict for serious crimes against international humanitarian law:

THE FOLLOWING HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT, MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND MINISTERS OF DEFENCE OF THE NATO COUNTRIES:

William J. Clinton, Madeleine Albright, William S. Cohen (United States of America), Tony Blair, Robin Cook, George Robertson (United Kingdom), Jean Chrétien, Lloyd Axworthy, Arthur Eggleton (Canada), Jean-Luc Dehaene, E. Derycke, J.-P. Poncelet (Belgium), Václav Havel, J. Kavan, V. Vetchý (Czech Republic), Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, N.H. Petersen, H. Haekkerup (Denmark), Jacques Chirac, Lionel Jospin, H. Védrine, Alain Richard (France), Gerhard Schröder, J. Fischer, R. Scharping (Germany), Kostas Simitis, G. Papandreou, A. Tsohatzopoulos (Greece), Viktor Orban, J. Martonyi, J. Szabo (Hungary), David Oddsson, H. Asgrimsson, G. Palsson (Iceland), Massimo D'Alema, L. Dini, C. Scognamiglio (Italy), Jean-Claude Juncker, J. Poos, Alex Bodry (Luxembourg), Willem Kok, J. van Aartsen, F.H.G. de Grave (Netherlands), Kjell Magne Bondevik, K. Vollebak, D.J. Fjarvoll (Norway), Jerzy Buzek, B. Geremek, J. Onyszkiewicz (Poland), Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, J.J. Matos da Gama, V. Simao (Portugal), Jose Maria Aznar, A. Matutes, E. Serra Rexach (Spain), Bulent Ecevit, I. Cem and H. S. Turk (Turkey);

AND THE FOLLOWING OFFICIALS AND MILITARY LEADERS OF NATO:

Javier Solana, Jamie Shea, Wesley K. Clark, Harold W. German, Konrad Freytag, D.J.G. Wilby, Fabrizio Maltinti, Giuseppe Marani and Daniel P. Leaf;

AND WHOEVER ELSE shall be determined by the Prosecutor's investigations to have committed crimes in the NATO attack on Yugoslavia commencing March 24, 1999.


WHEREAS I am not jurist and I have minimal experience with such causes, I opt in the Notice of Michael Mandel (Professor) for W. Neil Brooks, Judith A. Fudge, H. J. Glasbeek Reuben, A. Hasson (Professors), Sil Salvaterra, David Jacobs Brian, Shell Christopher Black, John Philpot Fred Stasiuk (Barristers and Solicitors)., Peter Rosenthal(Professor, Barrister and Solicitor), Roberto Bergalli (Professor), Alejandro Teitelbaum, Alvaro Ramirez Gonzalez, Vanessa Ramos, Beinusz Szmukler(American Association of Jurists) submitted to your Tribunal on 6-th day of May 1999 and published on the Internet address http://www.counterpunch.org/complaint.html including two annexes taken from Internet pages of the Yugoslavia Government.


Yours faithfully

Jiří Šoler

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