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).

12 November, 2009


Imagine this: Bosnian Serb General Dragomir Milosevic laughed after the Court gave him a slap on the wrist. The Appeals Chamber, presided by a very biased Judge Fausto Pocar cut Milosevic's sentence by 4 years. Pocar happens to be the same judge who reversed Vidoje Blagojevic's Srebrenica genocide conviction.

Serbs still responsible for the Sarajevo Markale massacre:
Today, the Appeals Chamber reduced Dragomir Milosevic's sentence from 33 to only 29 years. His earlier convictions on counts of terrorism, murder and other inhumane acts - conducted during Sarajevo's terror campaign of sniping and shelling - have been partially upheld. Apparently, he was receiving medical treatment in Belgrade between 6 August and 10 September 1995, so the appellate judges acquitted him for ordering the shelling of the Markale Market on 28 August same year. He laughed. The prosecution's request for life imprisonment was effectively dismissed. Serbian ultra-nationalists will probably use the latest acquittal as an ammunition to continue arguing that the Markale Market massacre was "staged"; however, the Serb Army still remains responsible for this atrocious crime. The Appeals Chamber DID NOT reverse the earlier [Trial Chamber's] finding that the Serb Army was responsible for the Markale Market massacre. The Appeals Chamber simply acquitted Gen Milosevic for ordering the attack, because he was not in Sarajevo at the time of the massacre. Instead, the position of authority on the ground belonged to the Chief of Staff, Čedomir Sladoje (source: Appeals Judgement).

Learn more about the Siege of Sarajevo from the award-winning journalist Roger Richards. Read this and send it to your friends, E-book: Remember Sarajevo by Roger Richards.

PHOTO: Almira Lugic, 12-years-old, lies in Kosevo Hospital with a grave stomach wound caused from a Serb shell that fell as she was collecting water, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, February 1993. The Siege of Sarajevo is remembered as the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. CREDITS: Roger Richards. (Photo posted with permission.)

PHOTO: Morgue attendants lift the body of a 16-year-old girl, killed on a Sunday morning when a Serb shell hit her house and a piece of shrapnel cracked her skull open, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, February 1993. CREDITS: Roger Richards. (Photo posted with permission.)

PHOTO: The bodies of the Sarajevo siege victims lie in the morgue at Kosevo Hospital, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, February 1993. CREDITS: Roger Richards. (Photo posted with permission.)

PHOTO: A morgue attendant adjusts a sheet covering the body of a man, one of several victims killed by a Serb artillery shell during the Bosnian Serb siege of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, summer 1992. Almost 2,000 children, and over 10,000 people in total were killed in Sarajevo during the 3-1/2 year siege. CREDITS: Roger Richards. (Photo posted with permission.)

PHOTO: Bodies of Bosniak children in Sarajevo morgue killed by Serb snipers during the siege of Sarajevo - the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. CREDITS: Maud S. Beelman. (Photo used under Fair Use policy as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law for non-commercial and educational purposes.)

PHOTO: Two Bosniak women who were shot by a Serb sniper lie in the emergency room at Sarajevo's Kosevo Hospital, 1992. CREDITS: Roger Richards. (Photo posted with permission.)


1. Remember Sarajevo: Photographs by Roger Richards
2. Justice for the victims of the Sarajevo Siege: Dragomir Milosevic gets 33 years

3. Harshest punishment for a man who killed Sarajevo: Stanislav Galic imprisoned for life
4. Expert testifies Bosnian Serbs responsible for the Markale Market massacre
5. Bosnian Serb Gen. Stanislav Galic guilty for the Markale Market massacre
6. David Harland responsible for the revisionist Markale massacre myth
7. UN Report: Serbs responsible for the Sarajevo markale massacre
8. Monument to 1600 Sarajevo children murdered by Serb terrorists