SARAJEVO (Reuters) – A Bosnian Serb ex-commander, who has been jailed for 28 years by way of the U.N. war crimes tribunal for rape and enslavement in Bosnia's war within the 1990s, has now been indicted over the killing of Muslim civilians, Bosnia's prosecutors office said on Wednesday.
Dragoljub Kunarac, 58, merely the commander on the special unit from the Bosnian Serb army, is accused of enjoying killing that is at least six people and torture and persecution of Muslim civilians from villages about the eastern Bosnian city of Foca in July 1992, the prosecutor said from a statement.
He can also be charged with involved in looting and residence is going to Muslim homes, the statement said.
Foca was notorious with the mass persecution and killings of Muslims from the Bosnian Serb forces as part of an offer to form an exclusively Serb region, along with detention camps by which along with bedroom were raped and enslaved.
The International Criminal Tribunal for that Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) jailed Kunarac in 2001 for 28 years over torture, rape and enslavement inside the first case when the tribunal pronounced rape and enslavement for being crimes against humanity. He will be serving his prison term in Germany.
The ICTY President Theodor Meron in 2019 denied his request to be removed after serving two-thirds with the term. Kunarac is predicted to appeal again, after Meron leaves his job in January 2019.
Bosnia's state court has to look into the indictment against him. It is far from clear whether any sentence he’d receive if convicted in Bosnia would run alongside the ICTY sentence or be along with it.
Around 100,000 citizens were killed and 2 million moved using their homes during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.