UN tribunal unseals indictment against 3 former Bosnian Serb military officers

UN tribunal unseals indictment against 3 former Bosnian Serb military officers

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The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today unsealed an indictment against three former members of the Bosnian Serb military, charging them with participating in the mass execution and forcible transfer of thousands of Muslims after the take-over of the Srebrenica enclave in 1995.

The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today unsealed an indictment against three former members of the Bosnian Serb military, charging them with participating in the mass execution and forcible transfer of thousands of Muslims after the take-over of the Srebrenica enclave in 1995.

Drago Nikolic, Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara are each facing multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the customs of war for their alleged involvement in a joint criminal enterprise to forcibly transfer the women and children from the Srebrenica enclave to Kladanj.

They are also accused of the capture, detention, summary execution, burial, and reburial of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys from the Srebrenica enclave from 12 July 1995 until about 19 July 1995.

According to the indictment, the joint criminal enterprise in which the three accused were members and participants was conceived and designed by General Ratko Mladic and others, and carried out by members of the Bosnian army and security forces.