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Irena Cvetkovic: A monster who gave my country a bad name

Irena Cvetkovic

Published 27/05/2011 | 11:36

Irena Cvetkovic writes for the Serbian weekly political magazine Vreme and has previously worked with Belgrade TV. She is currently a journalist with Athlone Community Radio
Irena Cvetkovic writes for the Serbian weekly political magazine Vreme and has previously worked with Belgrade TV. She is currently a journalist with Athlone Community Radio

There is an old Serbian word that is more than 500 years old and stems from Turkey’s rule of the country at the time - it is ‘jatak’ and means concealer, or the one who hides rebels from the Turks.

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The word was also commonly used after the bloody Balkan war in the 1990's, to mark those who hide war criminals.



A few of these so-called concealers were arrested along with war criminal suspect Ratko Mladic earlier this week and they will be sentenced in Serbian Court.

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