Srebrenica genocide killers lose appeals

The perpetrators of the Srebrenica genocide have lost their appeals at UN's appeals chamber in The Hague which has confirmed life jail terms for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara.

Srebrenica genocide killers lose appeals

World Bulletin / News Desk

The UN War Crimes tribunal has upheld the Srebrenica massacre verdicts. The appeal by the five dependants was upheld with two of the Bosnian Serbs Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara condemned to life long prison for genocide at Srebrenica. Such a conviction is one of the most serious offense in the war crimes statute. Both men were senior high ranking officials in the Bosnian Serb army.

The atrocity took place a few months before the end of the Bosnian war, when 20,000 refugees escaped Serb forces and fled to Srebrenica which was protected by UN Dutch soldiers who surrendered to the arm led by the Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic - after which reports of atrocities began to emerge, whereby 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Euorpe's worst massacre since World War II.

During Friday's proceedings, the tribunal also upheld verdicts for crimes against humanity for Drago Nikolic and Vinko Pandurevic, who were sentenced to 35 and 13 years, respectively.The sentence of the fifth man, Radivoge Miletic, was reduced from 19 to 18 years.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ocak 2015, 15:26