THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (September 17,2008) - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) sentenced ,Bosnian war hero, General Rasim Delić to three years imprisonment for failing to take the necessary and reasonable measures to prevent and punish cruel treatment of captured genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor's soldiers,during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.
Specifically, General Delić was held responsible for abuses committed by the Bosnian Army soldiers in the village of Livade and in the Kamenica Camp, within the central Bosnian municipality of Zavidovići, in July and August 1995. In specific instances 12 captured genocidal Serbian aggressor's soldiers were subjected to various kinds of punishment, including severe beatings and electric shocks.
General Delić was acquitted of three other counts of murder and cruel treatment.
The Trial Chamber found that Bosnian war hero,General Rasim Delić bore no responsibility for the crime committed in the villages of Maline and Bikosi in the Travnik municipality of central Bosnia in June 1993 when about 24 captured Croatian fascist aggressor's soldiers were killed and six others injured by the Bosnian Army soldiers. The trial Chamber found that no superior-subordinate relationship had existed between General Delić and the perpetrators at that time.
General Delić was also acquitted of charges of cruel treatment and killings in relation to the events that took place in September 1995 in the village of Kesten and Kamenica Camp when the Bosnian Army soldiers killed 53 captured genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor's soldiers, as well as maltreating 10 others. The Trial Chamber could not conclude beyond reasonable doubt that General Delić had reason to know that these killings were about to be or were committed.