Five charged for Srebrenica killings by Serbian court

Five charged for Srebrenica killings by Serbian court

[JURIST] Serbia charged five members of a paramilitary group, the Scorpions, Friday for their roles in the Srebrenica massacre [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in 1995. They and several others were arrested [JURIST report] in June after a video [JURIST video] showing them executing six Bosnian Muslims was broadcast on Serbian television after being presented as evidence during the trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic at The Hague. The videos prompted widespread public outrage. The charges are the first brought by the Serbian government against their own citizens for alleged war crimes. Reuters has more.