Prosecutors charge several Bosnian Serbs with war crimes

NEWS 31.12.2019 14:51
Source: Fena

Prosecutors have charged on Tuesday several former members of the Bosnian Serb Armed Forces with war crimes committed across the country, with one of them being accused of aiding Ratko Mladic in committing the 1995 genocide in the eastern town of Srebrenica.

According to the charges, former Bosnian Serb Commander Milomir Savcic allegedly “knowingly provided help to other members of the joint criminal enterprise” which included Ratko Mladic and other former top Bosnian Serb army officials in “capturing and swiftly killing and burying Bosniak men fit for military service from the Srebrenica enclave” in an effort to “eliminate an ethnic group from a certain area.”

Former Bosnian Serb militia member Milorad Krunic was charged with involvement in the persecution of Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats in the northwestern town of Sanski Most in 1992. He allegedly killed six civilians who were being transported to the ‘Manjaca’ prison camp.

Jugomir Marcetic was charged with war crimes committed during in the village of Zecovi near the northwestern town of Prijedor, where at least 150 people were killed and the rest were sent to the Omarska, Keraterm and Trnopolje prison camps.

He allegedly personally separated the men from the women and children and killed 20 locals. He is also accused of involvement in the torture, inhumane treatment and sexual abuse of Bosniak females in the area.

Milan Trisic, who was recently deported from the US for immigration fraud, was charged with committing crimes against humanity and persecuting Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats in the area of Bratunac, near Srebrenica, in 1992. Prosecutors say he killed civilians and was involved in the capturing of 250 Bosniaks from the village of Hranca.