A former Serb soldier seen in a video killing Bosnian Muslims in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre was convicted of war crimes on Thursday and sentenced to 15 years in jail.Reply
Serbian paramilitary member Slobodan Davidovic "actively participated in inhuman treatment, humiliation and liquidation" of six young Muslim men from Srebrenica in 1995, Zagreb district court judge Miroslav Sovanj said in his verdict.
Davidovic, 52, was among those who appeared on a film shown in June at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, in which the former Serb paramilitaries killed six Bosnian Muslim men near Srebrenica, the site of Bosnia war's great massacre.
Four were shot one by one in the back. Two others were ordered to carry the bodies into a barn where they, too, were killed.
Reports say the soldiers filmed the brutal killing themselves.
Davidovic is also convicted of torturing a Croat prisoner of war during the 1991 Serbo-Croat war.
Five other soldiers seen in the video are on trial in Croatia. The prosecution says the men belonged to a Serbian paramilitary group called the Scorpions, which was controlled by the Serbian interior ministry.
The judge rejected Davidovic's claims that he was forced to attend the slayings, insisting that he had shown "no mercy or compassion" for his victims.
Prosecutors had sought the maximum 20-year penalty. Both prosecution and Davidovic said they would appeal the sentence.
More than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered after Bosnian Serb forces seized Srebrenica, a UN-protected enclave.
12-31-2005, 08:37 AM
Jazakallah Khayr bro, it’s about time! But only 20 yrs :mad: . Allah is most Just and He will decide with the perfect Justice on DOJ.
Nonetheless Alhamdulillah, at least something is being done about this. May Allah bring the rest of the murderers to justice and shower peace on those Muslims.
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