Monday, October 29, 2012

Biographical Note on the Author with Painting

Slobodan Radojev Mitric, alias Karate Bob, is a former Yugoslav top counter-intelligence agent who, after having defected to the West in 1973, was appointed by Major General Raymond Healey as Dutch, European and finally World Director of Reserve Police-International (RPI) which was at that time still based in Tucson, Arizona, USA. A poet, playwright and artist, he is also a karate master 10th Dan and criminologist with an honorary doctorate in law from the Arizona College of Police Science (1986).

The title page of this book shows the building of the AIVD (General Intelligence and Security Service) in Rijswijk, Holland with the emblem of that service: three superimposed fish.

The author has been living and working since 1973 in Amsterdam without a proper residence permit under the constant threat of being deported by the Dutch government to his native Yugoslavia, despite a court order from 1986 prohibiting this and despite his services as described in his novel “The Golden Tip” to the Dutch Crown. In Yugoslavia awaits him certain death for having committed high treason in 1973 for refusing to execute the general secretary of the illegal Marxist-Leninist Communist Party in the person of Vladmir Dapcevic, an opponent of Marshal Tito with whom Mitric was on close terms and for whom he served as an adviser and bodyguard.  In a related shooting incident in Amsterdam that year, three of his compatriots were killed, which adds to the likelihood of blood revenge by their relatives in the former Yugoslavia should he be deported there. For this shooting incident and other so-called crimes he was unjustly imprisoned more than 18 years in this country.

He was married in the Netherlands with the independent artist Iris de Vries, who died under suspicious circumstances on January 10, 2006 at a hospital (OLVG) in Amsterdam.

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