Bosnian Serb commando pleads guilty to genocide

09:09, September 09, 2010      

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A former Bosnian Serb commando, Vlastimir Golijan, pleaded guilty to the charge of genocide at his preliminary hearing before the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday, reported Radio Sarajevo.

Golijan, along with three others -- Franc Kos, Stanko Kojic and Zoran Geronja, are on trial for their alleged roles in the aftermath of the fall of the enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995. The three others entered pleas of not guilty.

According to the state prosecutor, the four men were members of the 10th Commando Unit of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS). The prosecutor contends that under Kos' command an estimated 800 men and boys were executed at the farming complex "Branjevo" near Srebrenica.

The four have been charged as accomplices to murder and the total or partial extermination of a national, ethnic or religious group, namely Bosnian Muslims.

Source: Xinhua


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