The exhumation of the remains of victims of the Srebrenica genocide
The court of appeal in the Hague ruled that the Dutch government is partly responsible for the deaths of about 300 Muslim men killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995. Reported by the Associated Press.
The judge Gepke of Dulek (Gepke Dulek) also decided to pay the families of the victims monetary compensation.
The massacre in Srebrenica happened in 1995. Serbian forces blocked the declared “security zone” of the city, took it and is believed to have destroyed up to eight thousand adult men from among the Bosnian Muslims, leaving the women and children. Dutch peacekeepers who were supposed to ensure the safety of Srebrenica and refused to fight. In 2007, the international Tribunal has described the incident of mass killing as genocide.
In an International court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) considered the case of General Ratko Mladic, who is suspected of organizing mass killings of Muslims in Srebrenica. The trial of Mladic began on may 16, 2012. In December last year, the ICTY Prosecutor Alan tiger asked for the General of a life sentence, but the sentence is not handed down until now. The General denies all charges against him. His colleague, the leader of Republika Srpska, Radovan Karadzic, was sentenced in March 2016 to 40 years in prison.
In December 2012, for crimes in Srebrenica life imprisonment was received by the Deputy General Mladic Zdravko Tolimir.