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Serbia Convicts Four In Srebrenica Trial

A Bosnian watches a video of the Srebrenica massacre (file photo) (AFP) April 10, 2007 -- Serbia's war crimes court today sentenced four former paramilitary fighters to prison terms ranging from five to 20 years for killing Bosnian civilians during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

A fifth defendant was acquitted.

The militiamen were charged after a video of the murders of six Muslim men and boys from Srebrenica was shown during the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav dictator Slobodan Milosevic.

The case is the first in Serbia concerning the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim boys and men in the UN-protected Srebrenica enclave.


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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