On July 11, the judges of the appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) unanimously reversed Radovan Karadžić’s acquittal for the genocide of Bosnian Muslims and Croats in 1992, reports Avaz.
The Sarajevo daily explains that a year ago the ICTY dropped one of the charges against the Bosnian Serb, when it took the view that his “intent” to perpetrate a genocide in eight Bosnian communities, including Foča, Sanski Most and Prijedor, which was the site of the Omarska camp in which thousands of people died, could not be proven.
“Karadžić will be unable to avoid trial for genocide in the eight municipalities,” emphasises the daily. The decision coincided with the 18th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, in which 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were murdered by Bosnian Serbs, although it does not pertain to this particular event.
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