Vinko Pandurević

Vinko Pandurević (born 25 June 1959, Sokolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Serb former commanding officer of the Zvornik Brigade[1] during the Bosnian War.

He was put on trial for war crimes at International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague.[2]

Pandurević's defense lawyer argued he had "no effective control" of his brigade during the time when the atrocities occurred.[1] However, on the basis of individual criminal responsibility (Article 7(1) of the Statute of the Tribunal), he was found guilty of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. He was sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment,[3] and granted early release on 9 April 2015.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Velma Šarić - International Justice. "Pandurević Defence Calls for Acquittal". Iwpr.net. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  2. ^ Associated Press (10 June 2010). "Two Bosnian Serbs get life in prison for Srebrenica genocide at Hague trial". Daily News. New York. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ CNN Wire Staff (10 June 2010). "Seven convicted over 1995 Srebrenica massacre". CNN.com. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  4. ^ Case Information Sheet: Vinko Pandurević profile, icty.org; accessed 2 May 2015.