by Felix Quigley
28 June, 2008
Slowly but surely we will put our readers in the picture about this picture. The following interview speaks about the critical importance of that fence which figures so highly in the ITN fakery
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‘They were looking for the best
Professor Mischa Wladimiroff told Thomas Deichmann about his investigations into the barbed wire at Trnopolje
The story of the barbed wire fence at Trnopolje camp featured prominently in the trial of the Bosnian Serb Dusko Tadic before the War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague. The main prosecution witness against Tadic, Witness ‘L’ (Dragan Opacic, later exposed as a trained liar) told the court that there was a barbed wire fence around Trnopolje, and drew a picture of where it stood. As part of his work in defence of Tadic, the leading Dutch lawyer Professor Mischa Wladimiroff went to Trnopolje to investigate. Continue reading
By Felix Quigley
Reproduced from LM issue 97, February 1997
This is the story of the ITN team which travelled to Yugoslavia in order at all costs to find a Serb “concentration camp”. They were under direct orders to find same. And they were determined to come back with the goods, whether the goods were honest or not.
This explanation of what happened is a good introduction:
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Journalist exposes the truth behind Bosnia ‘death-camp’ photograph
The picture that came to symbolise the Bosnian war has been condemned by an expert witness to the UN War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague. German journalist Thomas Deichmann says that the image of an emaciated Bosnian Muslim caged behind barbed wire was created by ‘camera angles and editing’.
The picture provoked an international outcry and was seen by much of the world as proof that the Bosnian Serbs were running Nazi-style ‘concentration camps’. But Deichmann, in an exclusive article published in February’s LM magazine, insists that ‘the image is misleading and has fooled the world’. Continue reading