Jewish-Americans Demand Indictment Against Milenko Krstic, Serbian War Criminal Hiding in the United States, Suspected

Perpetrator of the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide

Photo of Milenko Krstic.

Jewish people have an obligation to the victims of the Holocaust to prosecute
perpetrators of genocide. Serbian war criminal, Milenko Krstic, is one of them – and he is hiding among us in the United States. The Court system in the United States is not willing to try Krstic on war crimes charges. Krstic has already pleaded guilty to a lesser charge: making a false statement on a government document and a federal judge will sentence him on Friday. Federal sentencing guidelines suggest a punishment of probation and no more than six months in prison. We strongly believe Krstic should be extradited to BosniaHerzegovina to stand trial for genocide. If found guilty, the punishment carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Milenko Krstic worked at the headquarters of the Bosnian Serb Army providing logistical support to Bosnian Serb units during the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide. The

mass slaughter of Bosniak men and boys at Srebrenica is recognized as the gravest atrocity to take place in Europe since the Nazi genocide of Jews. In July 1995, at least 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were rounded up and systematically killed by the Bosnian Serb army. Some 30,000 refugees were expelled from the enclave in a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign. Hundreds of women were singled out for rape and sexual torture. Krstic’s militia has been designated by the International Court of Justice in The Hague as having participated in war crimes, genocide and ethnic cleansing during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s. Federal court files show that the U.S. government also learned Krstic’s specific unit, the Zvornik Infantry Brigade, was “involved in the massacre of a large number of unarmed Muslim prisoners in 1995, in areas in close proximity to (Krstic’s) duty station.” A prosecution document said that one mass killing was at a school “in close physical proximity to battalion headquarters where records show that defendant was working at the time.” Milenko Krstic’s relative, Gen. Radislav Krstic, was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for aiding and abetting genocide at Srebrenica and is currently serving his sentence in Britain. Milenko’s brother Ostoja Krstic is also suspected of participating in the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide. His immigration fraud case is pending in Oregon. Here is what you can do! For justice to be done, Milenko Krstic must stand trial for genocide. A panel of international judges, working for the Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina, can assess Krstic’s guilt or innocence fairly, protecting his rights up to the highest international legal standards. For extradition to suceed, the Office of the Prosecutor of BosniaHerzegovina (OTP) must first draft an indictment against Krstic. Therefore, we ask you to contact the OTP and demand prosecutors draft an indictment against Krstic as soon as possible. You can make your voice heard by sending an email to Chief Prosecutor, Milorad Barasic, info@tuzilastvobih.gov.ba or visiting http://www.tuzilastvobih.gov.ba/?jezik=e . Respectfully, Yahalom Kashny Chairman of Bosniak and Jewish Solidarity (NGO) yahalom.kashny@israelmail.com