Croatia, the War, and the Future

ICTY, Hague, 28 June, acquitted – mid-trial! – former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of one charge of genocide but upheld 10 other war crimes counts related to atrocities in Bosnia’s bloody war. Although Karadzic sought by way of motion to court to be acquitted of all 11 charges of war crimes, he succeeded in only one and Srebrenica (1995/ more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys murdered) genocide was retained under count of genocide to be tried.

The angering acquittal occurred “mid-trial” – i.e. after the prosecution completed presenting its case and evidence the Trial Chamber ruled that there was not enough evidence to show that killings and expulsions of Croatians and Bosniacs (Muslims) carried out by Bosnian Serb forces in several municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina between March and December 1992 were committed with genocidal intent.

This decision has shocked and angered survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina…

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