Who are the Convicts for Genocide in Srebrenica?

July 12, 2017 8:30 AM

A total of 38 former members of the Army and Police of the RS were sentenced to more than 600 years in prison and three life imprisonments, for genocide and other crimes committed in Srebrenica. Many of them returned to their lives after serving their sentences – some in Srebrenica and BiH, and others in Serbia – which bothers the victims of these horrible crimes.

Three convicts received protective measures from the ICTY and their identities were changed. One of them was Drazen Erdemovic, who admitted that he participated in the shooting of people of Srebrenica on Branjevo (the municipality of Zvornik) as a member of the Army of the RS (VRS). He served a five-year sentence 17 years ago. Today he lives in one of the European countries.

Erdemovic admitted that he participated in the shooting of between 1,000 and 1,200 Bosniaks from Srebrenica in July 1995. The shooting, according to him, lasted for six hours.

Momir Nikolic was the only one who admitted that he participated in committing the genocide in Srebrenica, i.e. the systematic murder of around 7,000 Bosniaks and the deportation of women and children.

Three years ago he was released from prison in Finland, where he was serving a 20-year sentence. Nikolic is retired and often visits his house in Bratunac, where his mother still lives.

He is only one of the many war criminals that victims and survivors are seeing every day in the places where their loved ones were killed.

“I encounter Srebrenica criminals on the streets all the time. About 400 people who participated in genocide are working in police structures and state institutions. We have lists of names of these people. Some of them are professors at the faculties. Families will never get the justice,” said President of the Association “Mothers of Srebrenica” Hajra Catic.

Ljubomir Borovcanin, Vinko Pandurevic, Vidoje Blagojevic and Dragan Jokic also served the sentence imposed by the ICTY.

Pandurevic, a former officer of the Army of the RS, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for crimes committed in Srebrenica.

Pandurevic said that he could not get a job as a university professor after being released, but other than that, he never experienced any other problems.

He still denies genocide in Srebrenica and believes that his actions during the war were right.

Before the Court of BiH for crimes committed in Srebrenica were sentenced and after the sentences released, Vaso Todorovic, Marko Boskic, Milivoje Cirkovic, Zoran Kusic and Mladen Blagojevic.

In the Court of BiH and in the ICTY, 43 people were convicted for genocide and crimes committed in Srebrenica for over 600 years in prison and three life imprisonments. On more than 30 years in prison in the Court of BiH were sentenced Franc Kos, Zoran Goronja, and Stanko Kojic.

(Source: faktor.ba)

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