Bosnia and Herzegovina

Srebenica trial opens in The Hague

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. PM

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