Ali Hammad, former Al Qaeda warrior in Bosnia: We were torturing Serbs in concentration camps, hammered them alive, drove rusty nails through their genitals
by Grey Carter
Belgrade – Ali Ahmed Al Hammad, former Al Qaeda member and commander of ruthless ‘El Mujaheddin’ unit sent a letter to Serbian Government, requires extradition to Serbia.
After talks with DuskoTomic (Al Hammad’s lawyer), the Prosecution is of the opinion that testifying by his client could be important for investigation of crimes committed by ‘El Mujaheddin’ against Serbian prisoners in Kamenica camp at the Town of Zavidovici in Bosnia.
According to Tomic, Al Hammad’s extradition to Serbia is a matter of days.
Al Hammad, the soldier of Allah
‘If the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina decide to extradite Al Hammad to Bahrain where he was recruited by Al Qaeda, that would be a death sentence to him.” Tomic explained that Al Hammad ” would have preferred to be extradited to Serbia in order to testify about all the crimes against Serbian population they commited in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also said that after testifying he would go to Bahrain only after all preparations for his safe return are done.
Meanwhile Serbian Prosecution for war crimes is leading a pre-trial action over crimes in Zavidovici and nine witnesses have been heard already.
The Prosecution notes that the Zavidovici massacre was among the most horrible crimes ever. El Mujahedin detachment , composed of fanatic volunteers from the Arab countries, had captured 60 Serbian soldiers. The Serbs have been subject to unprecedented torture and suffering in concentration camp in the village of Gostovići near Zavidovići.
The captured Serbs were forced to stabb each other with daggers; Mujahedins hammered them alive with nails on a fence; the rusty nails were driven through their genitals. After the most horrifying bestiality which lasted for days, at the end the Mujahedins cut off their heads.
Semsudin Mehmedović, now member of parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Serbian head as a trophy
According to so far findings it has been determined that on July 21, 1995 the ‘El Mujaheddin’ unit of the 3rd corpus of the Bosnian Army attacked the place of Krcevine in the Zavidovici municipality. Soldiers of Republica Srpska Army were captured and taken to the village of Livade.
Two soldiers, Momir Mitrovic and Predrag Knezevic were decapitated and it could be seen in the films the mujahedin recorded on tapes. Other prisoners were taken to a camp in Kamenica where they were beaten and tortured by electro-shocks constantly, every day. The most monstrous crime took place on July 24, 1995 when they decapitated Gojko Vujicic and forced other prisoners to kiss the cut off head. Then they hung the head on a hook on a wall of a room where the prisoners were kept. More than 52 prisoners were killed in Bosnian Muslim Kamenica concentration camp.
Lawyer Dusko Tomic said that his client decided to speak because of a ” deep remorse ”.
“He does not seek permanent asylum status (in Serbia), but only temporarily, for three month period, in order to finish with testimonies and verify his statements. After that, he will return to his native Bahrain. My client believes that it’s Serbia ‘s interest to know the truth about all the crimes committed against Serbian people in Bosnia, “said Tomic.
Ali Hamad, a Bahraini citizen and former Al Qaeda warrior who claimed asylum in Serbia this week after 12 – year prison sentence in Bosnia, admits that he personally took part in atrocities against Serbian population during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tomic says that the authorities of Bosnia launched extradition procedure of Ali Hamad to Bahrein as a revenge for his testifying against Rasim Delic, former Bosnian Army commander before the Hague IC tribunal.
‘Ali Hamad gave statements to CIA and ” other intelligence services”, thus Al Qaeda cells in Spain and Germany were disclosed few years ago; at Thanks to Ali Hammad 12 Al Qaeda members were arrested in Italy what confirmed his statement that the mujaheddins have been were transferred there from Bosnia, once jihad was over there’, said Tomic.