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Srebrenica Genocide Sentences Cut on Appeal

20. August 2013.00:00
The Appeals Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina reduced the sentences of Dusko Jevic and Mendeljev Djuric to 32 and 28 years respectively for their roles in the Srebrenica genocide.

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Jevic and Djuric were convicted of participating in the murder of imprisoned Bosniaks in Kravica and the forced transfer of civilians from the territory of Srebrenica in July 1995.

The first-instance verdict passed last May sentenced Jevic, ex-commander of the Republika Srpska Special Police Brigade’s Jahorina Training Centre, to 35 years in prison, while Djuric received 30 years.

The Trial Chamber established that Jevic and Djuric took part in the ethnic cleansing of Bosniaks from Srebrenica and the murder of around 1,000 men in the agricultural cooperative Kravica, and thus assisted in the plan to exterminate Bosniaks.

Beside reducing the sentence, Appeals Chamber confirmed the remainder of the first-instance verdict.

“Jevic and Djuric, aware that the forced transfer of civilian population was underway and that the Bosniak men would be executed summarily, ordered members of the first company to take part in the forced transfer, the separation of men of combat age, their imprisonment and holding in the so-called White House, and subsequent mass murder of the imprisoned men in the warehouse in Kravica,” the verdict said.

Goran Markovic and Nedjo Ikonic were also indicted in the case, but the first-instance verdict acquitted them.

Marija Taušan

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