DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

21 February, 2011


Three Muslim Attackers on Bosnian Genocide Convict Radislav Krstic Cleared of the Most Serious Charge

A British court on Monday handed additional jail terms to three Muslim prisoners [please note, they are not Bosnian Muslims] for a revenge attack in an English prison on a Bosnian Serb war criminal over his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

The three men, already serving life sentences for murder, slashed former general Radislav Krstic with knives or blades in his cell at the top-security prison in Wakefield, northern England.

Krstic, 62, is serving a 35-year sentence for his role in the Srebrenica genocide - systematic murder of 8,000 Bosniak men and boys in just a few days in eastern Bosnia.

He was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and is serving his sentence in Britain as London has treaty obligations to take some prisoners from the tribunal.

At Monday's hearing, a jury at the court in the northern English city of Leeds convicted Indrit Krasniqi, 23, Iliyas Khalid, 24, and Quam Ogumbiyi, 29, of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

They were cleared of the more serious charge of attempted murder.

Judge Richard Henriques handed Krasniqi, an Albanian, a 12-year jail term; Khalid, a Briton, 10 years; and Nigerian Ogumbiyi six years.

"You planned a revenge attack by way of retribution for war crimes carried out by Radislav Krstic in the 1990s," the judge said.

"All three of you are practising Muslims. I have no doubt what you intended was an act of revenge for those war crimes."

The additional sentences will run concurrently to the convicts' existing life terms for murder, handed down in the past decade.

While the additional jail terms will not automatically increase the amount of time the prisoners spend behind bars, the judge said their first parole applications would be turned down.

Genocide at Srebrenica

In July 1995, the Army of Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina's intelligence units intercepted Serb Gen. Radislav Krstic ordering the systematic killings of Srebrenica men and boys. In the intercept, Krstic stated that "Single one must not be left alive!". Krstic's instructions to his troops echoed the order that Radovan Karadzic gave to Miroslav Deronjic, "Miroslav, they must all be killed... All and every one you find there." Here is the excerpt from the Krstic intercept:

General Krstic: Are you working down there? [executing men and boys]
Major Obrenovic: Of course we're working.
General Krstic: Good.
Major Obrenovic: We've managed to catch a few more, either by gunpoint or in mines.
General Krstic: Kill them all, God damn it!
Major Obrenovic: Everything is going according to a plan.
General Krstic: Single one must not be left alive.
Major Obrenovic: Everything is going according to a plan. Everything.
General Krstic: Way to go, chief. The Turks are probably listening to us. Let them listen, the mother-f-----s. (Turks is a derrogative name for Bosnian Muslims