These are the first arrests of people suspected of carrying out the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of Bosnian Muslims
(SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina) — Prosecutors tell the Associated Press they have made Serbia’s first arrests of people suspected of carrying out the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of Bosnian Muslims, Europe’s worst civilian slaughter since World War II.
They say Serbian police arrested seven men accused of taking part in the slaughter of over 1,000 Muslims at a warehouse on the outskirts of Srebrenica. Altogether, more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed by Serbs in the Bosnian enclave.
Serbia has put on trial men who took a group of prisoners away from Srebrenica to be killed. And in 2011 it arrested Ratko Mladic — the mastermind — sending him to an international criminal court in The Hague, Netherlands. But Wednesday’s arrests were Serbia’s first attempt to bring to justice men who got their hands bloody in the Srebrenica killing machine.