Genocide in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Court Ruling: Serbs Must Pay $5 Billion in Damages for Bosnian Genocide Victims

U.S. Jury Returns $4.5 Billion Verdict Against Former Bosnian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic. Will Republika Srpska — a province in Bosnia-Herzegovina created as a result of ethnic cleansing and genocide — end up paying the bill, since Karadzic is broke?

Omarska Concentration Camp in Prijedor, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Photo of the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor where Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) and Croat (Bosnian Catholic) civilians were interned and brutally tortured for months by the Serb (Bosnian Orthodox) guards. Serbs repeatedly raped Bosniak and Croat women and children, including little girls - as young as 6 years old.

Background:
(Originally published on September 26, 2000. More recent commentary follows after this text)

NEW YORK — Former Bosnian Serb leader and indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic has been ordered by a U.S. jury to pay $4.5 billion in damages for atrocities committed by his soldiers. The jury and judge hearing the civil case against Karadzic, who remains an international fugitive, said Monday that the United States can’t ignore genocide a world away. “It’s very important that the United States of America rises to the occasion when these things happen and we just don’t wait for the United Nations’ war crimes tribunal,” Judge Peter K. Leisure said in the Manhattan courtroom. Read the rest of this entry »