The trial of former Bosnian Serb General
Radislav Krstic for genocide opened at the Hague-based war crimes tribunal
on 13 March. He commanded the Drina Corps, which was directly responsible
for the 1995 massacre of some 7,000 mainly Muslim males at Srebrenica.
This is the first trial at The Hague of an ethnic Serb who was directly
involved in the planning and execution of genocide. His two superiors--General
Ratko Mladic and former civilian leader Radovan Karadzic--were indicted
for that crime in connection with the fall of the eastern Bosnian town.
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