The Bosnian state court on Friday confirmed an indictment charging Zoran Malinic, a Serbian citizen who lives in Belgrade, with assisting in the commission of genocide when he was the commander of the military police battalion of the 65th Motorised Protection Regiment of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Main Headquarters.
Malinic is accused of helping participants in a joint criminal enterprise that intended to commit genocide during a widespread and systematic attack by the Bosnian Serb Army and police on Bosniak civilians from Srebrenica in July 1995.
The indictment accuses Malinic of involvement in the detention and abuse of a group of at least 20 Bosniak prisoners in a school building in the village of Nova Kasaba, as well as the capture of several hundred civilians who were held in inhumane conditions at a stadium and then transported to Kravica and Bratunac, where they were held in detention facilities and then executed.
“The indictment alleges that the defendant planned, supervised and coordinated the activities of members of the military police in Nova Kasaba and the surrounding area. After the fall of the protected zone of Srebrenica [to Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995], they ambushed, intercepted, captured and killed Bosniak civilians,” the prosecution said.
The indictment further alleges that on the orders of the defendant, military police officers also killed a group of 12 captured civilians, including women and injured people.