Seven years after a charismatic mobster was gunned down outside a Sarajevo apartment building, prosecutors think they know what happened that night and who was involved—a suspected drug trafficker and a former media mogul now running for president of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fahrudin Radoncic and Naser Kelmendi say it is all lies, but a star witness will testify at Kelmendi’s upcoming trial that she heard them make the plan and saw them pay the money for the Serbian killers who took down Ramiz Delalic in 2007. The revelation is one of many in an indictment of Kelmendi handed up by prosecutors in Kosovo.
The twisting Avaz tower that looms over Sarajevo is the headquarters of Fahrudin Radoncic, an intense and dapper former media mogul who is running for president of Bosnia and Herzegovina.CONTINUE READING
To Sejla Turkovic, Fahrudin “Fahro” Radoncic was a friend, a mentor, a confidante, a great boss.
Ramiz “Celo” Delalic was a well-known and popular guy in Bosnia and Herzegovina for his military service during the war, respected for his fierce defense of Sarajevo, both overt and covert.
Naser Kelmendi likes to portray himself as a simple, self-made businessman who owned a few nice properties and an ice cream factory, with some friends in high places in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
From his early days as a trader from Kosovo to his arrest as a drug kingpin charged with supplying heroin and pills throughout Europe, Naser Kelmendi built an empire that amassed millions. Now he awaits trial in a Kosovo jail, accused of the murder of Ramiz "Celo" Delalic.