“I will not diminish the importance of removing the plaque with the name of a war criminal, but we should not get carried away as if it were a great victory,” Member of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zeljko Komsic told FENA on the occasion of removing the plaque with the name of Radovan Karadzic at the student dormitory in Pale.
According to him, throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina even today, streets, squares, schools are named after people whom everyone would be ashamed of.
“Even today, such people have their plaques. When we take off all such plaques, then we will be happy,” concluded Komsic in a statement for FENA.
Earlier yesterday, the removal of the plaque came after Karadzic’s daughter said that the plaque should be removed. According to BN, the plaque put by Milorad Dodik together with Radovan Karadzic’s daughter and wife before the local elections in 2016 was removed by janitors on behalf of the director of the Student House Damjan Skipina, who is also a SNSDcouncilor in the Pale Municipal Assembly and the City Assembly East Sarajevo, KLix.ba writes.
Sonja Karadzic said today that the plaque should be removed due to “abuse of her father’s name”.
Karadzic said that the memory of him was politicized and that the board should not stand out of spite, if it cannot stand out of respect. Sonja Karadzic’s address on this occasion followed numerous pressures on Milorad Dodik because of this record, including the high representative in BiH Valentin Inzko, who said earlier that he would ask for Dodik to be banned from entering EU countries if the plague is not removed.
Dodik then addressed the UN Security Council, urging Inzko to set a date and time to remove the plaque together. But today the janitors did it for them.