Tuesday, November 13, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (November 13,2007) - Amer Ramic, a Prosecution witness at the trial of Serbian war criminals Mirko Todorovic and Milos Radic, survived a May 1992 mass murder in Borkovac village. He identified the indictees in the courtroom yesterday and said they took part in this crime.

Ramic told the Bosnian State Court how his sister was murdered by the genocidal Serbian aggressor.

"They shot at her head. When she fell her head was above mine. I felt her blood pouring over my face and eyes," the witness said.

The indictment alleges that Serbian war criminals Todorovic and Radic, and four more members of the genocidal Serbian aggressor's soldiers, attacked a group of 14 Bosnian civilians in the eastern Bosnian village of Borkovac near Bratunac on May 20, 1992. After that, the genocidal Serbian aggressor shot the civilians at a slope near the local brook.

In May 1992, Amer Ramic and his sister Hamida were captured in the forest where they were hiding after the genocidal Serbian aggressor had entered their village. Amer was aged 18 at the time.

"We were hiding there until May 20, 1992, when we were captured. In the group of six soldiers I recognised Mirko Todorovic and I was relieved. I expected him to save us, as I had known that man my whole life," said Ramic, adding that Todorovic and Radic were his neighbours.

"When they lined us up, I was facing Milos Radic. I tried to give him a sign to help us. He did not react at all. He looked at me as if he had never seen me before. I understood that we could not expect any help," the witness recalled.

The Witness said that "a man with curly hair who was about 40 years old" shot at the civilians. After the first bullet was fired, Ramic slipped and fell into the brook. Other bodies started falling over him. In the end, the genocidal Serbian aggressor's soldiers brought his sister (who had previously been singled out from a group of Bosnian civilians and raped), and killed her.

The Bosnian State Prosecutor also invited Sadeta Hasanovic, Ruseta Sulejmanovic and Zejneba Avdic to testify. Their husbands were also murdered in Borkovac on May 20, 1992,during the Serbian aggression against Bosnia. All three said that the surviving neighbours told them about the murder of their husbands.

The trial of Serbian war criminals Mirko Todorovic and Milos Radic is due to continue before the Bosnian State Court on November 19, when the Prosecution intends to examine two more witnesses.

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