6 Oct

UN tribunal accepts guilty plea of Serb commander during Srebrenica siege

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The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today accepted a guilty plea from a Bosnian Serb commander during the 1995 siege of Srebrenica on charges of persecution as a crime against humanity.Dragan Obrenovic, the Deputy Commander of the Zvornik Brigade, a unit of the Army of the Republika Srpska, agreed to plead guilty to a count of persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds as a crime against humanity. In exchange, the Tribunal prosecutor’s office would recommend a 15- to 20-year sentence, with credit for time served in ICTY custody, and dismiss all other charges.The Tribunal has yet to set a time and date for the sentencing hearing.

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