New Bosnian War indictments continue search for justice decades after historic ethnic conflict in the Balkans
- After having been arrested on warrant from Serbia, Bosnian Muslim former commander Naser Oric pleaded not guilty to the murder of three Serb prisoners in 1992.
- Meanwhile, Djordje Ristanic, a Bosnian Serb official from the war, was indicted for war crimes including the murder, torture, and robbery of hundreds of Bosnian Muslims and Croats.
- Ongoing legal efforts at both the international and national level to prosecute war crimes from the Bosnian War–including genocide, ethnic cleansing, and persecution–have led to recent arrest and convictions of both Bosnian Serbs and Muslims (Bosniaks).
“Bosnian Muslim ex-commander denies killings of Serbs near Srebrenica” (Reuters)
“Serb charged over wartime crimes against hundreds in Bosnian town” (Reuters)
(Image Credit: Zoran Lesic/Reuters/Pool)