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The scale and structure of the crimes could also be different.

It's a lot easier to prosecute for a Srebrenica, which was carried out by the regular army with defined lines of command, than for a family murdered in a remote farmhouse by a militia.  That's not bias, that's just the way it is.

Do you mind if I ask, Vladimir, what you hope to achieve?  Speaking as an outsider, I am glad to see people prosecuted for crimes against humanity.  

But I get the impression-and not for the first time-that you believe your allegations of bias undermine the need for the war crimes trials to take place. And that is something I utterly refute.  If it is true, as you allege, that some ethnic groups are not being pursued as vigorously as others, then that is something that needs to be addressed by more prosecutions. "Miss, he did it as well" isn't an acceptable excuse for a slap in the playground, never mind thousands of murders.

If I have misunderstood you, then I apologise, and please take this chance to set the record straight.

by Sassafras on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 06:01:15 AM EST
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