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Radoslav Jankovic Charged With Genocide

23. December 2015.00:00
Also on Wednesday, the Bosnian prosecution filed an indictment against Radoslav Jankovic, former intelligence officer at the Main Headquarters of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), charging him with genocide against Bosniaks from Srebrenica in July 1995.

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The prosecution charged Jankovic, a Serbian citizen, with having assisted and supported the partial extermination of the Bosniaks.

“He was a deliberate helper of participants in a joint criminal enterprise, which consisted, among others, of highest structures of the Main Headquarters of the VRS, the Bratunac Brigade, the Zvornik Brigade and others,” the indictment says.

According to the prosecution’s charges, Jankovic sent intelligence data from the headquarters of the Bratunac Brigade and participated in meetings at which decisions on the separation of men from their families and the transportation of women and children out the UN’s protected zone of Srebrenica were made.

He has also been charged with issuing an order to a group of military policemen from the Bratunac Brigade to gather up all the civilian population from around Potocari near Srebrenica and bring them to the UN Dutch Battalion’s base so they could be transported out, and organised the preparation of lists of women, children and men who were then loaded onto trucks and buses.

The indictment further alleges that he escorted three buses full of captives, who were taken to Orahovac, where the Bosniak men were temporarily detained, knowing that they would be killed.

“He supervised the evacuation of several dozen wounded and local personnel from the Doctors without Borders organisation from Srebrenica with the intention of preventing the departure of the wounded and the local personnel, so he would distract the international community which was putting on pressure regarding the men [who were separated from their families],” the prosecution alleges.

However, as Jankovic lives in Serbia, he is unavailable for prosecution.

The indictment has been sent to the state court for confirmation.

Albina Sorguč

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