Bosnian Genocide

Bosnia Charges Serb Ex-Policemen with Wartime Murders, Rapes

The Bosnian state prosecution said on Monday that Ranko Cesic, Slobodan Ljubicic and Stojan Petrovic have been charged with committing a crime against humanity in the Brcko area between April and December 1992.

Cesic and Ljubicic are accused of killing four civilian Bosniaks, and of unlawfully and violently detaining female civilians, after which they raped and sexually abused them.

‘We Know Everything’: Verdict Outlines Serbia’s Role in Croatia, Bosnia Wars

June 2021 was an unusually busy month for coverage of war crimes in the Serbian media, which doesn't usually report on the subject very often. Just a few weeks apart, two major verdicts were announced in The Hague that were highly uncomfortable for Serbia.

Why Bosnia Can’t Stop War Crime Suspects from Fleeing

On Wednesday however, the Serbian Interior Ministry denied that Savcic had entered the country. The Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina also said he had not been registered as leaving.

By disappearing, Savcic became one of dozens of war crime defendants or convicts who are unavailable to the Bosnian judicial authorities. Most of them are in Serbia.

‘Surviving the Omarska Hell’: Ex-Detainee Remembers Six Months in Camps

Listening to reports from other towns in Bosnia, he hoped the war would stop soon. However, in the conflict that soon spread to Prijedor, Hukanovic and his son were arrested and taken from their home to the infamous Bosnian Serb-run Omarska detention camp on May 30, 1992.

He has never figured out why his young son was also arrested.

Trial Evidence Contradicts Claims in Bosnian Serbs’ Srebrenica Report

Greif declared that "there was no genocide" and the casualty figures for the number of Bosniaks from Srebrenica who were killed in July 1995 was lower than verdicts issued by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY have established.

The report also claims that a large proportion of those killed were soldiers, not civilians.

Bosnia’s High Representative Imposes Genocide Denial Ban

Valentin Inzko announced on Friday that he has imposed an amendment to Bosnia and Herzegovina's criminal code to outlaw the public denial, condoning, trivialisation or justification of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes when this is done in a way that is "likely to incite to violence or hatred".

The Cruelty of Srebrenica Shocked Us, Forensic Investigator Recalls

Scottish forensic technician Robert McNeil arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996, shortly after the discovery of the first mass graves of victims of the Srebrenica massacres.

The war had ended not long beforehand, and McNeil recalled how he could sense the smell of conflict and the scale of the suffering around him.

Bosnian Serb Report Claims Many Srebrenica Victims Weren’t Civilians

A report published on Wednesday by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Sufferings of All Peoples in the Srebrenica Region between 1992 and 1995, which was set up by the government of Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska, seeks to cast doubt on whether thousands of Bosniaks who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995 were innocent civilians.

Mass Funeral Held for 12 War Victims from Bosnia’s Prijedor

Twelve war victims were buried on Tuesday at the Kamicani Memorial Centre in Kozarac, at a ceremony that was attended by the Bosniak and Croat members of the tripartite Bosnian presidency, Sefik Dzaferovic and Zeljko Komsic.

Their remains had recently been exhumed from mass graves at Koricani Cliffs, Tomasica, Hrastova Glavica, as well as from sites in Kozarac.