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VINKO PANDUREVIC and MILORAD TRBIC – IN PRE-TRIAL

December 11, 2005
VINKO PANDUREVIC and MILORAD TRBIC – (IT-05-86)

Vinko Pandurevic

Commander of the 1st Zvornik Light Infantry Brigade

Born 1959 in the Bosnian Serb town of Sokolac
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Arrest / Surrendered

23 March 2005 , voluntary surrendered

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Transferred to ICTY
23 March 2005
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Initial Appearance
31 March 2005
Charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility (Article 7(1)) and superior criminal responsibility (Article 7(3)) with:

– Genocide
– Crimes against humanity
– Violations of the laws or customs of war

Milorad Trbic

Charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility (Article 7(1)) with:

– Crimes against humanity

Vinko Pandurevic was originally indicted together with Radislav Krstic.

The Indictment (“Srebrenica”)
Factual Allegations:
The Amended Indictment, dated 27 October 1999 and unsealed on 7 December 2001 alleges that in early July 1995 units of the Drina Corps of the Bosnian-Serb Army (“VRS”) shelled the Srebrenica “safe area” and attacked Dutch-manned United Nations observation posts located there. VRS forces subsequently entered Srebrenica. By 18 July 1995, those forces either expelled or killed most of the members of the Bosniak population of the Srebrenica enclave, thereby continuing an ethnic cleansing campaign begun in the spring of 1992.
From 12 December 1992 through November 1996, Vinko Pandurevic was the Commander of the 1st Zvornik Light Infantry Brigade (“Zvornik Brigade”) of the VRS. He was promoted to the rank of General-Major in June 1997 and was a member of the VRS General Staff until he was relieved in April 1998.

Charges:
The Indictment charges Vinko Pandurevic on the basis of individual criminal responsibility (Article 7(1) of the Statute) and/or alternatively superior criminal responsibility (Article 7(3) of the Statute) with:

Genocide (Article 4 of the Statute – genocide; alternatively, complicity to commit genocide),
Crimes against humanity (Article 5 thereof – extermination; murder; persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds; deportation; alternatively, inhumane acts), and
Violations of the laws or customs of war (Article 3 thereof – murder).

keywords: Vinko Pandurevic, Milorad Trbic, Srebrenica Genocide, Srebrenica Massacre, Bosniaks, Bosnian Muslims, Bosnia-Herzegovina

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