Zak Smith 9/13/11 EUROPEAN REALM Quote and source: Serbian official, Momcilo Perisic, “knowingly aided and abetted the crimes of murder, inhumane acts and attacks on civilians”—the Serbian Court. “Serbian Official Convicted of War Crimes,” NY Times online, September 6, 2011. Synopsis: Momcilo Perisic was a Yugoslavian, army chief of staff in the 1990s. Yugoslavia collapsed into Serbia and Montenegro and Perisic, then head of Serbian armed forces, began an ethnic war with Bosnia. On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, Perisic was sentenced to 27 years in prison. The charges were based on the genocide commanded by Perisic during the ethnic war. He had been suspected of being part of the Muslim massacre at Srebrenica in July 1995, when 8,000 civilians were killed due to their color and religion. The tribunal investigated this case for several years which finally led to Perisic’s conviction. In addition to this charge, he was found guilty for leading the bombs dropped on Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, in 1995. The sentence on
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Bosnia and Herzegovina, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Montenegro, Momcilo Perisic, Perisic