5 YEARS FOR SREBRENICA KILLER ZORAN KUSIC
Having deliberated on and accepted the guilty plea agreement concluded between the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the accused Zoran Kušić, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has delivered the verdict finding the accused Zoran Kušić guilty of committing the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity and sentenced him to five years of imprisonment.
The Court also issued a decision ordering the accused Kušić into nine-month custody, so that it may remain in effect until 11 Dec. 2011 or until a new decision of the Court.
The Accused Kušić was found guilty that, on 14 July 1995, in the framework of the attack on the UN safe area of Srebrenica, in the vicinity of the Kravica warehouse, he killed one of the captured Bosniak civilian.
Finding that the proposed length of imprisonment sentence of five years fully corresponds to the criminal responsibility of the accused and the crime he committed, and above all bearing in mind the fact that the accused did not find himself in the Jahorina Training Center voluntarily, but was brought from Serbia into Bosnia in June 1995, that he committed the murder he is charged with upon the order of his superior officer, that at the plea hearing he voiced sincere remorse for the crime committed, as well as the fact that at the time when the crime was committed he was a relatively young person, the Court arrived at the conclusion that the five-year punishment would fully meet the purpose of punishment.