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Two Milosevic Associates Charged In Massacres

The two associates of Slobodan Milosevic had already been charged with crimes against humanity (file photo of Milosevic) (CTK) 11 January 2006 -- Charges against two Serbian associates of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic have been amended by the prosecutor of the UN war-crimes court in the Hague to include their alleged direct involvement in massacres.

The court said today that Jovica Stanisic and Franco Simatovic had already been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

They pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor said in the amended charge sheet that Serb special forces under the control of Stanisic and Simatovic took part in the Bosnian Serb armed forces' attack against the enclaves of Srebrenica and Zepa.

The prosecutor said these units also took part in attacks against Bosnian troops in Sarajevo.

About 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred in 1995 in Srebrenica -- the worst single atrocity in Europe since World War II.


The Fugitives

The Fugitives

Ratko Mladic (left) confers with Radovan Karadzic during a meeting in Pale in 1993 (epa)


Ten years have passed since former Bosnian Serb leader RADOVAN KARADZIC and his former military commander General RATKO MLADIC were indicted by the Hague-based war crimes tribunal for genocide and other war crimes. The two fugitives remain at large, despite the obligation of NATO-led peacekeepers and the various governments in the region to arrest the indictees and send them to The Hague. Many people wonder why the most powerful military alliance in history and a host of governments seeking Euro-Atlantic integration remain unable to catch the two... (more)


To listen to wartime audio of Ratko Mladic, click here.

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Coffins of Srebrenica victims being prepared for burial in October (AFP)

SREBRENICA: The July 1995 massacre of some 7,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb fighters near the UN-designated safe haven of Srebrenica is the worst atrocity of its kind in Europe since the end of World War II. Since the incident, the name Srebrenica has become practically synonomous with ethnic cleansing....(more)

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