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Major War Criminals/Suspects
(Actual website may be found here: http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~bosnia/criminal/criminals.html )

Below information and documents are from Helsinki Human Rights Watch, International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, United Nations Special Committees for War Crimes in former Yugoslavia, and other international organizations and sources including referenced articles from newspapers.
It has been quite a while since last update, hence the information maintained on this site is not up-to-date. So, please visit official sites for recent developments.


International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (read all about the Tribunal Cases)
Rules of the War Crimes Tribunal are available at the Court TV site and the U.N. ICTY site

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 9 December 1948

Article 146 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 on the Protection of Civilian
Persons in Time of War requires the parties to enact legislation to provide effective
penal sanctions for those committing or ordering to commit "grave breaches" of the
Convention; and to search for such persons and to bring them to trial. Article 147
states that grave breaches are the following acts committed against protected persons
and property:

    willful killing, torture or inhumane treatment, including biological
    experiments, willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or
    health, unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a
    protected person, compelling a protected person to serve in forces of
    a hostile Power, or willfully depriving a protected person of the rights of
    fair and regular trial prescribed in the present Convention, taking of
    hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property,
    not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly.

    see Rafael Lemkin's definition of genocide.

    You should read "Ethnic Cleansing", described by Alex Seredin, to shake yourself off



    • Slobodan Milosevic
      President of the Republic of Serbia (now President of FRYugoslavia).

      from ICTY Milosevic & Others Case Website:

      War Crimes and Individual Responsibility: A PRIMA FACIE CASE FOR THE INDICTMENT OF SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC (prepared by Paul Williams and Norman Cigar - The Balkan Institute)

      Web Guide to Indicting Milosevic from BosNet

      Milosevic, 4 deputies charged with war crimes (CNN May 27, 1999)

      Newsday articles:
      Peacemaker? / Serbia chief linked to mass killings coming for [Dayton] talks and Federal Army Tied To Bosnia Crimes / Serb leaders `death camp' link by Roy Gutman
      Mapping the Serbian Concentration Camps
      L.A. Times article: A Deal with the Devil Won't Stick
      Serb Chief Painted As Warmonger by Ex-Aide



    • Radovan Karadzic
      President of the Serbian Democratic Party of BiH.

      indicted with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
      Charged (November 16, 1995) with genocide for killing up to 6,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in July 1995. Also, charged (July 25, 1995) for siege of Sarajevo and use of U.N. peacekeeping soldiers as hostages. Warrant for his arrest has been issued by the Tribunal.


      Indictment of Karadzic and Mladic

      U.N. Tribunal charged him and Ratko Mladic, among other things,
      with furthering the internment of thousands of non-Serbs in
      concentration camps, where the prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions
      and where many died.
      Besides, charged with the responsbility for shelling of Sarajevo, as well as the
      smaller Bosnian towns of Tuzla and Srebrenica, "in order to kill, terrorize and
      demoralize the Bosnian Muslim and Bosnian Croat civilian population."
      Also blamed for abetting the "systematic" campaign of sniping at civilians in
      Sarajevo over the past three years and for the seizure and use as human shields of 284 U.N. peacekeepers in May and June, 1995.

      Please pass on the information about this class-action law suit to your Bosnian friends:
      Doe v. Karadzic
      (information from Yale Law School)

      Petition: Arrest Karadzic and Mladic!
      PBS's Frontline: The World's Most Wanted Man site (lots of information)
      L.A. Times article "Bosnians Recall Karadzic, a Neighbour Turned Enemy"
      L.A. Times article Serb Chief Sends Lawyer to Tribunal
      The World of Radovan Karadzic
      Massacre in Srebrenica
      Srebrenica: A Cry from the Grave



    • Ratko Mladic
      General of JNA, former commander of JNA forces in Knin and Banja Luka
      currently commander of Serbian troops in BiH.

      indicted with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
      Charged (November 16, 1995) with genocide for killing up to 6,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in July 1995. Also, charged (July 25, 1995) for siege of Sarajevo and use of U.N. peacekeeping soldiers as hostages. Warrant for his arrest has been issued by the Tribunal.


      Indictment of Karadzic and Mladic

      U.N. Tribunal charged him and Radovan Karadzic, among other things,
      with furthering the internment of thousands of non-Serbs in
      concentration camps, where the prisoners were subjected to inhumane conditions and where many died.
      Besides, charged with the responsbility for shelling of Sarajevo, as well as the smaller Bosnian towns of Tuzla and Srebrenica, "in order to kill, terrorize and demoralize the Bosnian Muslim and Bosnian Croat civilian population."
      Also blamed for abetting the "systematic" campaign of sniping at civilians in
      Sarajevo over the past three years and for the seizure and use as human shields of 284 U.N. peacekeepers in May and June, 1995.

      Petition: Arrest Karadzic and Mladic!
      Massacre in Srebrenica
      Mladic Abused French Pilots


    • Dusan Tadic

      indicted war criminal. In custody.
      On May 7, 1997, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia convicted Dusan Tadic of Crimes Against Humanity. He is convicted of 11 of 31 counts of war crimes and other counts. Read all about the Tadic case in Trials Chamber or in Appeals Chamber of ICTY


      Charged (February 13, 1995) by the International Yugoslavia Tribunal in The Hague (the first international war crimes trial since the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials following World War II.)
      The 38-year-old Tadic is charged with "the collection and mistreatment,
      including killing and rape, of civilians within and outside the Omarska camp."
      In one fatal case, U.N. officials have said, Tadic and his cohorts beat three
      prisoners unconscious and then forced a fourth to bite off the others' testicles.
      Tadic reportedly moved to Germany on a Muslim prisoner's passport in 1993 and was recognized by other Muslims, who reported him to police.
      The German government is expected to pass a law allowing for his extradition in March.

      L.A. Times article "A Tribunal in a Time of Atrocities"

    • Momcilo Krajisnik
      Aide to Radovan Karadzic

      Detained on April 3, 2000.
      Read related article from CNN


    • Djordje Djukic
      Bosnian Serb General

      Charged (February 29, 1996) with assisting shelling of civilians during siege of Sarajevo. Transferred to the custody of War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague after being captured by the Bosnian forces. Pleaded not guilty. Released because of fatal health conditions. Died short time after his release.


    • Milan Martic
      leader of militant Serbs in Croatia

      Charged (July 25, 1995) with oredering cluster bomb attacks on Zagreb, Croatian capital which killed at least seven civilians.
      Warrant for his arrest has been issued by the Tribunal.

      Indictment of Milan Martic

      Martic: Wanted by The International Tribunal, Yet Remains at Large


    • Zeljko Meakic
      The commander of the Omarska concentration camp in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina.

      He is charged (February 13, 1995) with genocide for his role in the 'ethnic cleansing' of Serbian-held regions of Bosnia, together with a charged with atrocities at Omarska camp.
      Indictment of Zeljko Meakic


    • Goran Borovnica
      Bosnian Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with expelling Muslims to various camps and killing and raping civilians near Omarska.


    • Veselin Sljivancanin
      Yugoslav Army officer

      Held responsible (November 7, 1995) for killing 261 non-Serbs rounded up at hospital in Vukovar, Croatia.


    • Milan Mrksic
      Yugoslav Army officer

      Held responsible (November 7, 1995) for killing 261 non-Serbs rounded up at hospital in Vukovar, Croatia.


    • Miroslav Radic
      Yugoslav Army officer

      Held responsible (November 7, 1995) for killing 261 non-Serbs rounded up at hospital in Vukovar, Croatia.


    • Dragan Nikolic
      Serb commander of Susica camp in Bosnia.

      Charged (November 4, 1994) with genocide for killing, torturing Muslims.


    • Mirko Babic
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Zdravko Govedarica
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Momcilo Gruban
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Milojica Kos
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Miroslav Kvocka
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • ??? Gruban
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Nedeljko Paspalj
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Milan Pavlic
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Dragoljub Prcac
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Milutin Popovic
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Drazenko Predojevic
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Mladen Radic
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Zeljko Savic
      Serb.

      Charged (February 13, 1995) with atrocities at Omarska camp.


    • Nikica Janjic
      Serb.

      Doubly charged with atrocities at Omarska (February 13, 1995) and Keraterm (July 21, 1995) camps.


    • Dusan Knezevic
      Serb.

      Doubly charged with atrocities at Omarska (February 13, 1995) and Keraterm (July 21, 1995) camps.


    • Dragomir Saponja
      Serb.

      Doubly charged with atrocities at Omarska (February 13, 1995) and Keraterm (July 21, 1995) camps.


    • Zoran Zigic
      Serb.

      Doubly charged with atrocities at Omarska (February 13, 1995) and Keraterm (July 21, 1995) camps.


    • Dusko Sikirica
      Serb commander of Keraterm prison camp.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities at Keraterm camp.


    • Predrag Banovic
      Serb.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities at Keraterm camp.


    • Nenad Banovic
      Serb.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities at Keraterm camp.


    • Damir Dosen
      Serb.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities at Keraterm camp.


    • Dragan Fustar
      Serb.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities at Keraterm camp.


    • Dragan Kondic
      Serb.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities at Keraterm camp.


    • Dragan Kulundzija
      Serb.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities at Keraterm camp.


    • Goran Lajic
      Serb.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities at Keraterm camp.


    • Nedjeljko Timarac
      Serb.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities at Keraterm camp.


    • Blagoje Adzic
      Retired General of the JNA and former Minister of Defense of Yugoslavia
      and Chief of Staff of the JNA.

    • Dragoslav Bokan
      a Serbian paramilitary leader.

    • Mirko Jovic
      a Serbian paramilitary leader.

    • Zivota Panic
      General and Chief of Staff of the JNA and former Acting Minister of Defense
      of Yugoslavia.

    • Zeljko Raznjatovic, also known as 'Arkan'
      a Serbian paramilitary leader; commander of the Tigers
      (also wanted by Interpol for crimes committed in Western Europe).

    • Vojislav Seselj
      a Serbian paramilitary leader; President of the Serbian Chetnik Movement
      and the Serbian Radical Party (SRS). Commander of White Eagles

    • Goran Jelisic (nickname 'Adolph')
      acting commander of Luka prison camp at Brcko in Bosnia.

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with genocide, murder, and violations of the customs of war.
      Indictment of Goran Jelisic


    • Ranko Cesic
      Bosnian Serb

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with killings, atrocities at Luka prison camp.


    • Slobodan Miljkovic
      Serb

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities against Muslims and Croats during 'ethnic cleansing' of Bosanski Samac.


    • Blagoje Simic
      Serb

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities against Muslims and Croats during 'ethnic cleansing' of Bosanski Samac.


    • Milan Simic
      Serb

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities against Muslims and Croats during 'ethnic cleansing' of Bosanski Samac.


    • Miroslav Tadic
      Serb

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities against Muslims and Croats during 'ethnic cleansing' of Bosanski Samac.


    • Stevan Todorovic
      Serb

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities against Muslims and Croats during 'ethnic cleansing' of Bosanski Samac.


    • Simo Zaric
      Serb

      Charged (July 21, 1995) with atrocities against Muslims and Croats during 'ethnic cleansing' of Bosanski Samac.


    • Ivica Rajic
      Bosnian Croat militia leader

      Charged (August 29, 1995) with killing Muslims during attack on Bosnian village of Stupni Do.


    • Zejnil Delalic
      Bosnian Muslim

      Charged (March 22, 1996) with war crimes committed at Celebici prison camp in central Bosnia.


    • Hazim Delic
      Bosnian Muslim

      Charged (March 22, 1996) with war crimes committed at Celebici prison camp in central Bosnia.


    • Esad Landzo
      Bosnian Muslim

      Charged (March 22, 1996) with war crimes committed at Celebici prison camp in central Bosnia.


    • Zdravko Mucic
      Bosnian Croat.

      Held in custody at Scheveningen, The Hague.
      Charged (March 22, 1996) with war crimes committed at Celebici prison camp in central Bosnia.


       


    The above information is as of April 11, 1996.

    All the up-to-date indictment information can be found at the Trials Chamber page of the ICTY

    Acting two and a half years after the world discovered Serbian concentration
    camps, the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal charged 21 Serbs
    on February 13,1995 with war crimes and crimes against humanity at the most
    infamous of those camps, Omarska concentration camp.

    And on November 13, 1995, The War Crimes Tribunal charged six leading Bosnian Croat officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Hague tribunal said Blaskic, Kordic and the others ``are allegedly responsible for the persecution on political, racial and religious grounds of the Bosnian Muslim population of the Lasva valley area of central Bosnia between May 1992 and May 1993 ( more information).
    The names of those six persons are:


    • Dario Kordic
      Vice president of the Croatian community in Bosnia.
      a Croat army commander

    • Tihomir Blaskic
      Chief of Staff of the Bosnian Croat Army (HVO).
      Charged (November 10, 1995) with killing Muslim civilians during 'ethnic cleansing' of Lasva valley area of central Bosnia.
      Is promoted to staff member of the Croatian amry's main inspectorate by
      Franjo Tudjman's office the day after his indictment.
      Sentenced to 45 years by the War Crimes Tribunal on March 3, 2000. ( read the CNN article, 3/3/2000 )

    • Mario Cerkez
      a Croat army commander.
      Charged (November 10, 1995) with killing Muslim civilians during 'ethnic cleansing' of Lasva valley area of central Bosnia.

    • Ivan Santic
      Croat, former mayor of Vitez.
      Charged (November 10, 1995) with killing Muslim civilians during 'ethnic cleansing' of Lasva valley area of central Bosnia.

    • Pero Skopljak
      Croat, former chief of police in Vitez.
      Charged (November 10, 1995) with killing Muslim civilians during 'ethnic cleansing' of Lasva valley area of central Bosnia.

    • Zlatko Aleksovski
      Croat, prison commander.
      Charged (November 10, 1995) with killing Muslim civilians during 'ethnic cleansing' of Lasva valley area of central Bosnia.

       




    In total, as of November, 29, 1996, The Tribunal indicted 75 suspects of whom 3 are Bosnian Muslims, 18 are Bosnian Croats, 51 are Bosnian Serbs, and 3 are Serbian officers from the former Yugoslav People's Army with involvement in genocide and crimes against humanity.
    See the list of suspects at the War Criminal Watch site for the full listing of the 78 suspects that have been indicted by the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal. [The list is updated when necessary; besides, it includes information on the whereabouts of the indictees.]

    Credits
    H.H.Ayet, Kessler, Andree Kaiser - SIPA and Gamma Liaison,
    Mary W. Walsh and Marjorie Miller - Times,
    Reuter 04/11/1996 1340
    CourtTV
    Bill Ross's Bosnia page
    New York Times 11/29/1996
    Agence France-Presse 11/29/1996 wire

    Articles and Web Sites
    War Criminal Watch by Coalition for International Justice (contains information on the whereabouts of indicted war criminals)
    Massacre in Srebrenica
    The Kapija, 25 May 1995, Massacre
    Rape as a Crime Against Humanity
    Human Rights Archives on the Genocide in Bosnia (and now, Kosovo)
    Ethnic Cleansing and Destruction in Pocitelj
    Spiritual Genocide - A survey of destroyed, damaged and desecrated Orthodox holy places
    Testimony by Borislav Herak, The Times, December 14, 1992
    Tribunal Indicts Serb Leaders for War Crimes, from L.A. Times, July 26, 1995
    A Tribunal in a Time of Atrocities, from L.A. Times, August 30, 1995

    Information at other sites




    Last update: May 10, 1997
    Last link check: January 30, 1999

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