Ex-general jailed for war crimes by foreign fighters in Bosnia | News

As senior commander, the court docket discovered that Sakib Mahmuljin, 69, had ‘failed to stop’ struggle crimes from being dedicated.

A retired normal of Bosnian Muslim forces within the Nineteen Nineties struggle in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been sentenced to eight years in jail for struggle crimes dedicated by international fighters underneath his command.

Sakib Mahmuljin, 69, commander of the Third Corps of the Bosnian military, was sentenced on Thursday for his function on the prime of the command chain of international fighters who executed greater than 50 Bosnian Serb prisoners of struggle in Vozuca and Zavidovici within the northeast of the nation.

Mahmuljin was discovered responsible by a Sarajevo appeals court docket of “struggle crimes towards wounded and sick folks”, and “towards prisoners of struggle”, together with “homicide” and “inhumane remedy”.

The crimes have been carried out by the “El Moudjahid” unit connected to his corps, which was made up of lots of of primarily international fighters from Africa, the Center East and a few Western international locations who joined forces with Bosnian Muslims.

As a commander, the court docket discovered Mahmuljin had “failed to stop” the crimes from being dedicated and “knew or had each cause to know” that members of this unit have been making ready to commit crimes, the court docket stated.

The decision is last and Mahmuljin has no path to additional enchantment.

This is likely one of the few convictions of former senior Bosnian army officers for crimes dedicated by international fighters throughout the Bosnian battle that killed almost 100,000 folks between 1992 and 1995.

The struggle crimes in query passed off between July and October 1995, within the wake of two Bosnian offensives.


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