A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Milosevic denies control over paramilitary unit shown killing Bosnians in video

[JURIST] Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive] denied at his trial on Wednesday that he was in charge of the unit shown killing six Bosnian Muslim youths [JURIST report] in a gruesome video that led to the arrest [JURIST report] of eight soldiers. Milosevic, under cross examination before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague, called the video a "compilation" and said it did not prove the victims were from Srebrenica [BBC timeline], where almost 8,000 people were killed in the summer of 1995. Linking Milosevic and his troops to the Srebrenica massacre is vital to the prosecution's genocide case. AP has more.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.