Bosnian Serb Nikola Jorgic Guilty of Bosnian Genocide
On 27 September 1997, a German court convicted of genocide and other charges in the killing of Bosnian Muslims during the war in Bosnia. On 18 December 1999, Jorgic was sentenced to life in prison by Düsseldorf High Court.
”Whoever hoped that events like the Nazi genocide of the Jews could never be repeated is bitterly disappointed after the events in the former Yugoslavia,” Judge Gunter Krentz said as he imposed the life sentence.
Nikola Jorgic had been tried in Dusseldorf on 11 counts of genocide and 30 of murder as well as lesser charges. German justice authorities had agreed to try the case because the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia was overburdened and because Jorgic was arrested in Germany.