They do NOT allow him to transfer money even from his account in The Hague, so he cannot buy anything in the canteen, they do not give him a stronger light in his cell, and since he was transferred to serve his sentence in Great Britain, the first president of Republika Srpska Radovan Karadzic and with the inability to get a specialist doctor to examine him. He has been waiting for an ophthalmologist’s examination in the White prison for five months.
As his daughter Sonja Karadzic Jovicevic told “Novosti”, there is a medical service in the prison complex and the staff is friendly, but they are powerless when a specialist examination or some of the diagnostic methods is necessary.
– The deadline for the obligatory check-up at the ophthalmologist has long passed, and the poor lighting in the cell further worsens his vision during the day – says Sonja. – We have been waiting for months to solve the problem with the cervical spine, which requires a valid diagnosis, at least color-Doppler of the blood vessels of the neck, as a non-invasive and cheap method. They don’t give it to him either, although the examination is quick, easy and only takes a few minutes. As they do not give to a specialist, so there is no therapy. The rest he receives is inadequate and uncontrolled, with some side effects that he reports, but there is no answer.
Sonja Karadzic points out that these are just some of the contributions to the whole series of proofs that Britain is not capable of providing even basic health care to foreign prisoners.
Additional troubles for Karadzic are that he was sent far from his country, so family and close friends cannot visit him. Britain also needs a visa, the prison is on a remote island, there is no direct connection, which further complicates the realization of any visit. It is practically isolated and excommunicated from civilization.
Karadzic’s daughter tells us that his cell is a dark room, unconditional for storage:
– He doesn’t even have a closet for laundry and personal belongings, so he made a shelf-closet in which he keeps clothes, books and other personal belongings from cardboard boxes in which some things from The Hague were delivered to him. “Večernje novosti” received 10-15 numbers at a time two to three times a month, and apart from a few phone contacts, it is the only window to the world. However, he is more than solidly informed about all the events in the world and in our country, so he often surprises me with a comment or a question.
Karadzic receives letters from all over the world in prison, and not only those that do not contain the sender’s data are handed to him. As Sonja tells us, every letter brings him great joy.
A MALICIOUS STORY, THEN AN APOLOGY
SONJA Karadzic Jovicevic told “Novosti” that her father was visited in a British prison by a foreign journalist:
– He once made a television story about Radovan, but very maliciously and superficially, with numerous prejudices and condemnations. He has now come using his connections during the procedure to personally apologize and talk again from a significant time distance and acquired personal maturity and experience.
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