MILORAD TRBIC CHARGED WITH CRIMES IN SREBRENICA
Former assistant to the security chief in the Zvornik Brigade, accused of the crimes against humanity committed in Srebrenica, surrendered to the Tribunal. Trbic has been charged with organizing and participating in executions
Former officer in the security service of the VRS Zvornik Brigade, Milorad Trbic, is the last person to be indicted by the Office of the Prosecutor in The Hague for the crimes in Srebrenica and the last person on a sealed indictment. His identity was made public today, after the accused surrendered to the Tribunal yesterday. At the beginning of this week it was merely revealed that there was another name on the indictment against Vinko Pandurevic, former commander of the Zvornik Brigade.
As alleged in the indictment, Trbic was assistant to Drago Nikolic, security chief in the Brigade. His superiors Nikolic and Pandurevic surrendered to the Tribunal last month.
Unlike the senior VRS officers, Trbic, 47, has not been charged with genocide. The prosecutor charges him with murder, qualified as a crime against humanity, because he “took part in organizing the receipt, detention and murder of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men transported to the zone of responsibility of the Zvornik Brigade from 13 through 17 July 1995,” and because he “personally executed in Orahovac Muslim men from Srebrenica during this time period.”