Wednesday, July 9, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (July 9,2008) - Closing arguments, in the trial of Serbian war criminals Miloš Stupar, Milenko Trifunović, Brane Džinić, Aleksandar Radovanović, Slobodan Jakovljević, Velibor Maksimović, Dragiša Živanović, Branislav Medan, Petar Mitrović, Miladin Stevanović and Milovan Matić charged with the criminal offence of Genocide, have been scheduled for 10 July 2008 starting at 09:00a.m before the Bosnian State Court.

According to the indictment, in the period from 10 to 19 July 1995,during the Serbian aggression against Bosnia as knowing participants in a joint criminal enterprise, the accused committed the criminal offence of genocide. This crime was committed as part of widespread and systematic attack against the Bosnian population inside the UN protected area of Srebrenica carried out by the genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor, with a common plan to annihilate in part a group of Bosnian people.

The indictment states that, on 12 and 13 July 1995, the accused were deployed along the Bratunac-Milići road between the villages of Kravica and Sandići, Municipality of Bratunac, including a section of the road near the Kravica Farming Cooperative warehouse.

These 11 Serbian war criminals,the indictment states, controlled the said road in accordance with a plan of forcible transfer of around 25,000 Bosnian civilians from Srebrenica. According to the charges, on 13 July 1995 they conducted aggressive operations in the form of reconnaissance and attacks using tanks and other weaponry against a column of Bosnian civilians in the area of Kamenicar.

On the same day, the accused allegedly conducted patrols on the road and set up ambushes to intercept the column of Bosnian civilians trying to reach the territory under the control of the Bosnian Army.

According to the indictment, these 11 Serbian war criminals participated in the detention of several thousand Bosnian civilians in and around Sandići, Municipality of Bratunac. A number of these men were handed over to other genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor's soldiers who put them on trucks and transported them in an unknown direction - their whereabouts remain unknown since that time. The rest of the Bosnian civilians were transported to different locations including the Kravica Farming Cooperative warehouse.

As the indictment further states, more than 1,000 Bosnian civilians were detained by the genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor in the Kravica Farming Cooperative warehouse.

In the early evening hours, in the presence of Serbian war criminal Miloš Stupar, these Bosnian civilians were mass murdered in the following manner: Serbian war criminal Milenko Trifunović, Slobodan Jakovljević, Aleksandar Radovanović, Miladin Stevanović, Petar Mitrović, Branislav Medan, Velibor Maksimović and Dragiša Živanović fired their machine guns at more then 1,000 detained Bosnian civilians; Serbian war criminal Brano Džinić threw hand grenades at them, while Serbian war criminal Milovan Matić was reloading the ammunition,the Bosnian State Court said.

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