Books on Bosnia & Herzegovina
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war crimes trial
Six former Bosnian Serb military leaders
convicted of crimes related to the 1995
Srebrenica massacre of thousands of
Muslims could face more charges or longer
sentences after the prosecution filed an
All the men were convicted in June at the
International Criminal Tribunal for the
former Yugoslavia in The Hague. On Friday
the tribunal said the prosecution was
appealing some the findings.
Vinko Pandurevic, a Bosnian Serb army
commander, should be retried for crimes
against humanity in the killing of as many
as 3,000 Bosnian Muslims and have his
13-year imprisonment sentence increased
accordingly, the prosecution said.
Vujadin Popovic, Ljubisa Beara and Drago
Nicolic, three former Serbian army chiefs
of security, should be retried on genocide
charges, while Radivoje Miletic, a former
deputy chief of staff, should be retried
for opportunistic killings, the
Milan Gvero, who was assistant commander
for morale, legal and religious affairs,
should be retried for crimes against
humanity and have his five-year
imprisonment sentence increased
substantially, the prosecution said.
The Srebrenica massacre is part of
indictments against Bosnian Serb leader
Radovan Karadzic, whose trial is still
going on, and Bosnian Serb army leader
Ratko Mladic, who is still sought for
genocide at the enclave.
Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Mladic
killed thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and
boys after the U.N.-protected "safe area"
zone fell into their hands near the end of
Bosnia's 1992-95 war.