Serbia arrests four ex-paramilitary members suspected of Kosovo war crimes

[JURIST] Serbian police arrested four members of the Scorpions paramilitary group suspected of crimes committed in Kosovo [JURIST news archive] during Serbia's 1998-1999 war with ethnic Albanian separatists, the Serbian Interior Ministry announced [press release, in Serbian] Friday. Several members of the Scorpions, one of the most brutal paramilitary groups active in the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s, have already been convicted of killing Bosnian Muslims during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war [OnWar backgrounder], while one member has been convicted of killing ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.

Four Scorpions members have already been convicted and sentenced [JURIST report] for their role in the 1995 slaughter of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica [JURIST news archive]. Reuters has more.



 

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