HIDEOUS ATTACK: Serbian national Miladin Kovacevic fled the country after allegedly attacking fellow Binghamton University student Bryan Steinhauer who is Jewish and almost beating him to death. See Kovacevic's INTERPOL international wanted poster, click here.
The American ambassador to Serbia said Wednesday ,7/16/08, brutally beaten college student, Bryan Steinhauer, was in grim shape and implored the Serbian government to hand over the hulking fugitive charged in the case. Bryan Steinhauer of Brooklyn "weighs less than 99 pounds and is unable to eat" or speak, Ambassador Cameron Munter said in a stinging statement. "He remains in a coma after 2-1/2 months." Munter was countering recent reports in the Serbian media that suggested Steinhauer, 22, was in good condition after he was pummeled on May 4 at a Binghamton University bar, allegedly by Miladin Kovacevic. "This was not an ordinary bar fight," the ambassador said. "As he lay on the floor, Steinhauer was repeatedly kicked in the face and head, to the point where he had multiple fractures on both sides of his face and his skull."There are several Neo-Nazi groups and organizations in Serbia. (SKINHEADS). While Neo-Nazism in Germany mostly focuses on racial and political intolerance, Neo-Nazism in Serbia is mostly based on national and religious intolerance. Serbia was a Nazi-occupied puppet state during WWII (1941–1944).
Miladin Kovacevis favorite band (photo above) is Pro Pain a New York City based hard core heavy metal death "Skinhead" band playing in Europe that fits the Neo Nazi profile, see one of their videos here , "IN FOR THE KILL"
Quote'.. MUSIC AMERICA...Have you noticed much change in your (Pro Pain) fan base over the years?
GARY MESKIL.... No, I don't think so. There is a mix of kids in the crowd ranging from the more younger punks and skinheads, backpackers I guess you would call them, to old school hard core to old school metal. Just regular guys. I think it is a nice mix. I think it is because we don't have that mentality of being some type of subculture or a gang mentality. We don't alienate our audience and I think it has shown over the years that if you are an old school metal head, you are not going to be reluctant to go down to a PRO-PAIN show.
Miladin Kovacevic's is believed to be hiding in Serbia, a Serbian newspaper reported Wednesday, 6/25/08, that Kovacevic had been spotted in the northern city of Novi Sad and in his nearby hometown of Kula. Kula and Novi Sad Serbia are the home to the Neo-Nazi group the "National Formation" aka Nacionalni stroj see their Novi Sad Serbia riot video here.
Belgrade 9/18/2007 The association of Serbian Jews has asked the government to ban a neo-Nazi rally in the country's northern regional capital of Novi Sad, fearing a resurgence of the ethnic tensions and nationalism that previously led to the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia. The rally, planned by the neo-Nazi Nacionalni Stroj organization, has been scheduled for October 7 under the slogan "Serbian March, a March for Serbian Unity" and advertised on several ultra-nationalist and right-wing websites.
Federal lawmakers have called on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to put pressure on Serbia to return Miladin Kovacevic to the United States and to revoke the diplomatic immunity of a Serbian vice consul who apparently helped him flee the country.
"The more we learn about the consulate actions here, the more it stinks," U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a joint statement with U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-Hurley.
A Serbian consular official who went upstate to bail out a compatriot suspected in a vicious beating has disappeared after allegedly helping the brute flee the country, officials said yesterday. Vice consul Igor Milosevic "was the bagman here and we know he is MIA," said an official briefed on the effort to bring suspect Miladin Kovacevic, 20, back to the United States to face trial.
Kovacevic, a 6-foot-9, 260-pound center for Binghamton University's basketball team, allegedly beat a much smaller fellow student - Bryan Steinhauer, of Brooklyn - in a May 4 bar brawl.
Kovacevic flew back to his native Serbia out of Newark Airport after Milosevic plunked down $100,000 to bail him out on June 6, US officials said.
The diplomat had allegedly furnished Kovacevic with an emergency passport after Kovacevic's was confiscated.
"We don't know if [Milosevic] was a rogue guy in the embassy or if it was ordered from high up," said Sen. Charles Schumer. "I've never seen anything like this and Serbia has to be made to realize that if they hide this guy and don't return him, there will be serious consequences."
Serbian media reported that Kovacevic's parents - wealthy physicians who live in a suburb of Belgrade - gave Milosevic the money. "His father is a doctor and seems to have well-connected friends that made phone calls and were able to get this special passport," said Binghamton Police Sgt. Arnold Nanni. Branka Kovacevic said that her son, who is a student at New York state’s Binghamton University, experienced “serious torture“ while in prison, after being thrown in with “the worst criminals“, and received death threats.
Branka also told reporters that Miladin was also not allowed to talk to a lawyer, and decided to leave the U.S. after receiving threatening phone calls, adding that he is currently “in his place of residence”. “We realized that we had to go. It was better to die on the way or disappear together than to disappear over there,” she said.
Both the FBI and Interpol issued warrants for Kovacevic's arrest yesterday. Authorities were also looking into whether Milosevic - a career diplomat - could be charged. "He could be charged with aiding a fugitive, but there are tons of issues of diplomatic immunity," said Paul Holstein of the FBI's Albany field office.
Officials at the Serbian consulate in Manhattan told The Post that Milosevic was on vacation. It was unclear if Milosevic is related to Serbia's late war-criminal dictator Slobodan Milosevic. Consul General Slobodan Nenadovic declined to comment and officials at both the country's UN Mission and Washington, DC, embassy did not return calls.
Meanwhile, Steinhauer, 22, remains in a medically induced coma. He suffered severe head injuries when Kovacevic and pals, Edi Dzubur, 24, and Santel Softic, 21, allegedly stomped Steinhauer in the fight at Rathskeller's bar after the victim danced with a girlfriend of one of the assailants. "They just started beating the crap out of him," Nanni said. "There was no need for them to do that. They stomped on his head and beat him up. The victim is about 5-foot-6 and 145 lbs. You see how big [Kovacevic] is."
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