Bosnia: No genocide trial against Serbia

The Hague upsets Jewish friends of Bosnia (Press Release)

Most of the 150,000 civilians who lost their lives in the war were Muslim Bosnians. Photo: STP

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) is deeply disappointed about the fact that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has refused to reopen the genocide trial of Bosnia-Herzegovina against Serbia. “This decision is a slap in the face of the surviving victims and an affront to the Jewish personalities who – with a clear perspective – identified the terrible crimes of the Serbian troops against the Muslim Bosnians as acts of genocide, including Simon Wiesenthal, Marek Edelman, the Commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance, Elie Wiesel, Bernard-Henri Levy, and Henry Siegman, the President of the American Jewish Congress,” stated Tilman Zülch, the founder of the STP, in Göttingen on Friday.

The STP had started to document the crimes as early as in 1992, including the establishment of more than 200 concentration and rape camps with over 200,000 inmates, the expulsion of 2.2 million Bosniaks, the systematic assassination of members of the Bosnian elites, the three-year bombardment of the UN Protection Zone Sarajevo, which claimed 11,000 dead (including 1,500 children) as well as the destruction of 1,189 mosques and Quran schools. “Most of the 150,000 civilians who lost their lives in the war were Muslim Bosnians. The Serbian aggression had been directed against them with the aim of creating an ‘ethnically pure’ region of Grand Serbia,” Zülch stated. 

Header Photo: STP