Four Serbian men charged with killing six Bosnian Muslims during 1995’s Srebrenica massacre have been convicted by Serbia’s war crimes court. The four, members of a paramilitary group called the Scorpions, were given jail sentences ranging from five to 20 years.
The Scorpions unit leader and one of his accomplices were given 20 years each—the others 13 and five years.
A fifth man was cleared of the murders which took place during the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia in July 1995.
This was the first trial in Serbia to deal with the massacre of nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys around Srebrenica.
It was also the biggest war crimes trial of Serbs by Serbs to date.