Tuesday, August 12, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (August 12,2008) - The trial of Serbian war criminal Momir Savic has started today before the Section I for War Crimes of the Bosnian State Court. Serbian war criminal Momir Savić is charged with the criminal offence of Crimes against Humanity committed during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

According to the charges in the Indictment, Serbian war criminal Momir Savić, as the member of an undetermined paramilitary formation at the time when the Užice Corps of the former "Yugoslav People's Army" (JNA) launched its operations against Bosnia, and later as a member of the genocidal paramilitary formations of the Serbians living in Bosnia ("VRS"), during the period April through September 1992, he carried out persecution, murders, imprisonment, rapes, torture and other inhumane acts directed against Bosnian civilians in the area of Višegrad municipality in the eastern Bosnia.

Among other things, it is stated in the Indictment that Serbian war criminal Momir Savić, on 29 April 1992, in a group together with several Serbian fascist aggressor's soldiers, in the Bosnian village of Meremišlje, took part in the torture of four Bosnian civilians, as well as in plundering and burning down of the houses of two Bosnian civilians.

Further, the Indictment reads that Serbian war criminal Momir Savić, on 23 May 1992, in a group with several other Serbian fascist aggressor's soldiers, in the settlement of Drinsko, took ten Bosnian civilians out of their houses. Afterwards, these Bosnian civilians were tortured and taken to the hill “Kik”, in the so-called “Pušni Do” forest, were they were murdered by the genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor.

Further, on 25 May 1995, it is stated in the Indictment,Serbian war criminal Momir Savić, together with other Serbian fascist aggressor's soldiers, participated in the torture of detained Bosnian civilians. On the same occasion, Serbian war criminal Momir Savić, when one Bosnian civilian tried to run away, shot at him from a firearmes and murdered him.

During the period from 7 June 1992 until the end of September 1992, as stated in the Indictment,one Bosnian woman was raped numerous times by Serbian war criminal Momir Savić.

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