Court sentences Croat shown in Srebrenica killings video to 15 years prison

[JURIST] A Croatian court in Zagreb Thursday sentenced former "Scorpions" paramilitary member Slobodan Davidovic to 15 years in prison Thursday for his involvement in the summer 1995 Srebrenica massacre [backgrounder; BBC timeline]. Davidovic and five other paramilitary members were arrested in June [JURIST report] after they were identified in a video [JURIST video] first shown at the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive] depicting the torture and murder of a number of unarmed young men. The other five were arraigned on murder charges in a Serbian courtroom earlier this month; Davidovic, an ethnic Serb but a Croatian citizen, was tried in Zagreb. Davidovic's lawyer has said he will appeal the conviction. Reuters has more.

 

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