Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic "did not know" of the 1995 massacre of thousands of Muslims at Srebrenica during Bosnia`s bloody civil war, his lawyer said Thursday, seeking an acquittal.
Bosnian prosecutors on Friday indicted two former Bosnian Serb police officials of charges of helping perpetrate genocide in Srebrenica, where some 8,000 Muslim men were killed by Serb forces in 1995.
A court in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.
Srebrenica was a UN-protected Muslim town in Bosnia besieged by Serb forces throughout Bosnia`s 1992-95 war.
Darko Mladic says his father gave orders to evacuate the wounded in the war.
Officers have been given life imprisonment for committing genocide in 1995.
Serbia`s apology for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre is seen as the first and most difficult step on Belgrade`s long road to face up to its role in the bloody 1990s wars that tore apart the Balkans.
Dutch government officials reacted angrily on Friday to claims by a retired US general that Dutch forces were overrun in Srebrenica in 1995 in part because of the presence of gay soldiers.
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