Serbia ex-militants charged with war crimes in Kosovo massacre

[JURIST] Serbia's war crimes court has charged four former members of a notorious Serbian paramilitary organization with war crimes stemming from their alleged involvement in a 1999 massacre of ethnic Albanian civilians in the Kosovar village of Podujevo, the Serbian prosecutor's office said Monday. The four suspects, alleged to be members of the Scorpions, were arrested [JURIST report] in October 2007. AP has more. TurkishPress.com has additional coverage.

Four Scorpions members have already been convicted and sentenced [JURIST report] for their role in the 1995 slaughter of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica [JURIST news archive]. Another member has been convicted of killing ethnic Albanians in Kosovo [JURIST news archive].

 

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