Bosnia prosecutor indicts three Serbs for crimes against humanity Erin Bock at 8:48 AM ET
[JURIST] The state prosecutor of Bosnia and Herzegovina [official website] indicted three Serbian men for crimes against humanity for their roles in an attack on the town of Cajnice during the Bosnian civil war [JURIST news archive]. Milutin Kornjaca, Milorad Zivikovic and Dusko Tadic are charged [AKI report] with killing 11 Muslims in May 1992 as members of the Serbian Blue Eagles parliamentary unit. Additional charges include torture, illegal detention, and forcible resettlement of Muslim civilians in order to ethnically cleanse the population. The indictment alleges that the men shot Muslim civilians with rifles and threw hand grenades [Balkan Insight report]. It also alleges that they detained other civilians in a small area that deprived them of light, food and water and subjected them to unsanitary conditions and abuse.
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