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.