Serbia president calls for equal treatment of war criminals on Srebrenica anniversary Jaime Jansen at 10:21 AM ET
[JURIST] Serbian President Boris Tadic [official website; BBC profile] said Tuesday on the 11th anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [PBS backgrounder; JURIST news archive] of some 8000 Muslim men and boys that all war criminals should be punished, regardless of their nationality. In a statement, Tjadic said that the "Hague tribunal" - the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] - "must have the same criteria" for everyone, and once again criticized it for sentencing Muslim wartime commander Naser Oric [ICTY case backgrounder; Wikipedia profile] to only two years in prison [JURIST report] for failing to stop the torture and killing of captured Serbs. The ICTY determined that Oric was not directly involved in the abuses.
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