1. Stanišić & Župljanin: 22 years’ imprisonment
The appeals chamber at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague upheld the verdict sentencing former Bosnian Serb police officials Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zupljanin to 22 years in prison each. Both were found guilty of the persecution, murder and torture of Bosniaks and Croats from April to December 1992, while Zupljanin was also convicted of extermination. The murder of about 200 Bosniak captives at Koricanske Stijene on Mount Vlasic in August 1992 and the shooting of more than 100 people at the Keraterm detention camp in July 1992 were among the gravest crimes listed in the verdict.
2. Radovan Karadžić: 40 years’ imprisonment
On 24 March 2016 he was found guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. He was found guilty of genocide for the Srebrenica massacre, which aimed to kill “every able-bodied male” in the town and systematically exterminate the Bosnian Muslim community. He was also convicted of persecution, extermination, deportation, forcible transfer (ethnic cleansing) and murder in connection with his campaign to drive Bosnian Muslims and Croats out of villages claimed by Serb forces.
3. Zdravko Tolimir: Life imprisonment
Bosnian Serb military commander and war criminal, convicted of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, extermination, murder, persecution on ethnic grounds and forced transfer. Tolimir was a commander of the Army of Republika Srpska during the Bosnian War. He was Assistant Commander of Intelligence and Security for the Bosnian Serb army and reported directly to the commander, General Ratko Mladić. He died serving a life sentence for war crimes in Scheveningen prison in 2016.
4. Vujadin Popović: Life imprisonment
On 26 March 2002, the International Criminal Court prosecuted Popović, which was published on 21 October. Popović was convicted of genocide , crimes against humanity (extermination, murder , persecution and deportation ) and war crimes accused. Then took the Serbian police in December 2002 on the investigation.
5. Ljubiša Beara: Life imprisonment
Beara was a man intent on destroying a group by killing all the members of it within his reach, and that, beyond all reasonable doubt, he had harboured genocidal intent. He was convicted of genocide, extermination, murder and persecution and sentenced to life in prison.
6. Drago Nikolić: 35 years’ imprisonment
Vujadin Popović, was involved in organising the detention and execution of prisoners at Ročević School. He demonstrated a resolve to carry out his assigned tasks in this murderous operation. His contribution to the Joint Criminal Enterprise to murder was persistent and determined. He was convicted of aiding and abetting genocide, extermination, murder and persecutions and sentenced to 35 years in prison.
7. Radivoje Miletić: 18 years’ imprisonment
According to the indictment, Radivoje Miletic, together with other VRS and MUP officers named in the indictment, was a member of, and knowingly participated in, a joint criminal enterprise, the common purpose of which was, among other things, to forcibly transfer the women and children from the Srebrenica enclave to Kladanj on 12 and 13 July 1995 and to capture, detain, summarily execute by firing squad, bury, and rebury thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys aged 16 to 60 from the Srebrenica enclave between 12 July 1995 until 19 July 1995.
9. Vlastimir Đorđević: 18 years’ imprisonment
He was indicted by the ICTY for being part of the 1999 Serb crackdown on Kosovo Albanian citizens. As Chief of the Public Security Department, he was responsible for ensuring that all units of the Public Security Department in Serbia for Kosovo carried out their orders. Until 17 June 2007, he was believed to be in Russia. On the morning of 17 June 2007, Đorđević was arrested in Montenegro, near the city of Budva. On 23 February 2011, the ICTY ruled Đorđević guilty of all five charges made against him. He was given 27 years imprisonment. However the Appeals Chamber of the Hague Tribunal reduced his sentence to 18 years imprisonment on 27 January 2014.
10. -Nikola Šainović: 18 years of imprisonment
In 2009, he was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague (ICTY) for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against ethnic Albanian civilians in 1999 in the Kosovo War. His trial began on 10 July 2006. On 26 February 2009, the ICTY sentenced Šainović to 22 years in prison, following a conviction for crimes against humanity and war crimes, including deportations and forcible transfers, murders and other persecutions. On 23 January 2014 his sentence reduced to 18 years on appeal.
11. Nebojša Pavković: 22 years of imprisonment
On 25 April 2005 Pavković was surrendered to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague where he was charged with committing crimes against humanity and war crimes during the Kosovo War. On 26 February 2009, the ICTY convicted Pavković of the charges and sentenced him to 22 years in prison.
12. Vladimir Lazarević: 14 years of imprisonment
He was part of “a joint criminal enterprise which had the aim, in addition to other objectives, to expel a major part of the Kosovo Albanian civilians from the province in which they were living in order to maintain this province under Serb control.” The joint criminal enterprise was supposedly in existence from October 1998 until 20 June 1999.
One of his duties as Chief of Staff of the Priština Corps was to monitor the border between Kosovo and Albania. He has contributed to the performance of joint VJ and MUP operations in the area during the second half of 1998. Lazarević in 1998 was familiar with the fact that against civilians and civilian property are committed serious crimes during the VJ and MUP operations in Kosovo. He was also aware that this has led to the displacement of a significant number of civilians. The ruins of the village of Morina border with Albania, which was shelled by VJ 23 and 24 May 1998. In the coming months, hundreds of ethnic Albanian villages in Kosovo were shelled.
13. Sreten Lukić: 20 years of imprisonment
He was convicted of crimes including deportation, other inhumane acts (forcible transfer), murder, persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds (crimes against humanity) and murder (violations of the laws or customs of war).
Lukić was ruled to have had the intent to forcibly displace part of the Kosovo Albanian population, both within and outside of Kosovo, and thereby ensure continued control by the Former Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and Serbian authorities over the province: his participation in the “joint criminal enterprise” in Kosovo said to be responsible for committing crimes specified in the judgement in Peć, Dečani, Đakovica, Prizren, Orahovac, Suva Reka, Srbica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Vučitrn, Pristina, Gnjilane, Uroševac and Kačanik. Upon appeal, his sentence was reduced to 20 years on 23 January 2014.
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