Thursday, December 13, 2007


THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (December 13,2007) – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted yesterday Serbian war criminal Dragomir Milosevic of five counts on the charge sheet, including responsibility for terrorising the civilian population of the Bosnian capital through a campaign of indiscriminate shelling and sniping during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

"There was no safe place in Sarajevo," according to the judgement delivered by the Presiding Judge, Patrick Robinson. "One could be killed and injured anywhere and any time."

The judgement also said that the genocidal Serbian aggressor's troops under Serbian war criminal Dragomir Milosevic’s command deployed modified air bombs – powerful weapons normally launched from aircraft that were attached to rockets at a time NATO was patrolling a no-fly zone over Bosnia.

According to the judgement, these weapons were so inaccurate and the devastation they caused so indiscriminate, that their use in a civilian area was illegal.

The Tribunal referred to one particular order, issued by Serbian war criminal Dragomir Milosevic on April 6, 1995, in which he ordered the launching of an air bomb, selecting a target “where the greatest material damage and casualties would be inflicted".

Serbian war criminal Dragomir Milosevic was in command when one of the worst mass murders during the siege, the shelling of Markale market, took place.

The attack on August 28, 1995, in which 34 Bosnian civilians were killed and 78 injured, led to NATO’s campaign of air strikes against the genocidal Serbian aggressor which in turn contributed to the opening of the Dayton peace conference.

Serbian war criminal Dragomir Milosevic, 65, pleaded not guilty, on the grounds that Sarajevo was a legitimate field of operations.

However,the Presiding Judge, Patrick Robinson said Serbian war criminal Draomir Milosevic had “planned and ordered gross and systematic violations of international humanitarian law".

Milosevic’s predecessor Serbian war criminal Stanislav Galic, was sentenced to life imprisonment on appeal in 2006.

According to the Sarajevo-based foundation, "Research and Documentation Center", almost 13,000 civilians were killed in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo during the 1992-95 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

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