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Thursday 21 November 2019

Politician charged with genocide

A woman walks in front of a banner of presumed victims at Serbia's war crimes court in Belgrade (AP)
A woman walks in front of a banner of presumed victims at Serbia's war crimes court in Belgrade (AP)

Bosnia's war crimes court has confirmed a genocide indictment against a Serb politician over the executions of Srebrenica Muslims during the country's 1992-95 war.

Dragomir Vasic, a politician in the parliament of Republika Srpska - one of Bosnia's two independent administrative parts - is accused of participating in the forcible removal of Srebrenica civilians, the separation of men and boys from their families, and their execution, the court said.

More than 8,000 Muslim Bosniac men and boys were killed in just a few days after Srebrenica - a UN-declared "safe area" - was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995.

At the time, Vasic was police chief in Zvornik, near Srebrenica.

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