LawFuel – Lead Story – In the first court ruling in Serbia related to the killing of about 8000 Bosnian Muslims, four Serbs from the notorious ‘Scorpions’ paramilitary group who were filmed killing Bosnian Muslims in 1995 have been convicted of war crimes.
Four Serb paramilitaries who were filmed killing Bosnian Muslims in 1995 have been convicted of war crimes.
It was the first court ruling in Serbia related to the organised killings of around 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in the final months of the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.
The video reveals members of a prominent Serbian paramilitary unit known as the Scorpions taking Bosnian Muslims from a truck with their hands tied and lining them up on a hillside before spraying them with machine gun fire.
Four of the six victims in the video were shot in the back, while two others were forced to carry the bodies into a barn where they were then killed.
The unit’s commander, Slobodan Medic, and a fellow member were each sentenced to 20 years in prison, while the only defendant who admitted to shooting the victims, Pero Petrasevic, was sentenced to 13 years in prison.