Bosnia: Serbs indicted for crimes against humanity

Sarajevo, 8 June (AKI) – Bosnian state prosecutor on Tuesday indicted three Serbians for crimes against humanity allegedly committed in southeastern town of Cajnice in the spring of 1992.

Milutin Kornjaca, Milorad Zivkovic and Dusko Tadic, were members of a Serb paramilitary unit “Plavi orlovi” (Blue eagles) during Bosnia’s 1992-1995 civil war.

They were detained and charged with taking part in the killing of eleven Muslim civilians on 19 May 1992, illegal detention, torture, persecution and forceful resettlement of Muslims with the aim to ethnically cleanse local Muslim population.

The United Nations war crimes tribunal has indicted 161 individuals, mostly Serbs, for crimes allegedly committed in the war that followed the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia.

More than sixty have been sentenced to over 1,000 years in jail. Two more indictees, wartime |Bosnian Serb general] Ratko Mladic, and Goran Hadzic, a wartime leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia, are still at large.

As the UN court embarked on exit strategy, planning to end work by 2014, new cases have been turned over for prosecution to local courts.


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