Serbia arrests suspects over 1995 Genocide of Bosnian Muslims

2015-03-18 10:02:33 | Al Muslim News
Serbia arrests suspects over 1995 Genocide of Bosnian Muslims


Serbian authorities today arrested seven people suspected of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia.

More than 8,370 Muslim and boys were killed and their bodies dumped in mass graves by Serbian forces in Srebrenica in the summer of 1995, considered the worst on European soil since World War II.

It is first attempt of Serbia authorities to bring to justice the men behind the massacre of civilian papulation. The seven, identified only by initials, were said to be former officials of a Bosnian Serb special unit of the Bosnian Serb police.

The suspects were alleged to have committed war crimes against the civilian population taken part in the slaughtering of around 1,000 men at a warehouse in Kravica outside Srebrenica, a small hilltown in eastern Bosnia where Bosnian Muslims were held in a UN “safe havenâ€.

The prosecution is also searching for several more people believed to be in serbia and neighbouring countries and we are after them as well, the war crimes prosecutor's office said.. After capturing the then UN-protected enclave on July 11, 1995, Bosnian Serbs summarily executed more than 8,070 Muslim men and boys in a few days by serbian forces.

Following a war crimes investigation, authorities arrested suspects in Serbia in the first such domestic operation almost 20 years later the genocide of Bosnian Muslims.

The massacre were ruled to be genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the UN's top court, the International Court of Justice.

The main arrest was Nedeljko Milidragovic, the commander dubbed "Nedjo the Butcher," now a big businessman in Serbia. Bosnian Serb wartime political and military leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic who masterminded the slaughter are currently on trial before the International Criminal Court for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, some related to the Srebrenica massacre.


Tags: #Anti-Muslim #Genocide-of-Muslims #Balkan #

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