Press Release . Communiqué de presse
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 9 November 2001
INDICTMENT AGAINST DRAGOMIR MILOSEVIC UNSEALED
On 2 November 2001, following an order from Judge Nieto-Navia, an indictment against Dragomir Milosevic was unsealed. Dragomir Milosevic has been jointly charged with Stanislav Galic who was detained and transferred into the Tribunal’s custody on 21 December 1999. According to the indictment, which was confirmed on 24 April 1998, Dragomir Milosevic served as Chief of Staff to
Stanislav Galic whom he then succeeded as Corps Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Sarajevo Romanija Corps on or about 10 August 1994.
The Sarajevo Romanija Corps formed a significant part of the Bosnian Serb Army under the ultimate command of General Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic.
Dragomir Milosevic, has been charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility and his command responsibility with four counts of crimes against humanity (murder and inhume acts) and three counts of violations of the laws or customs of war (infliction of terror and attacks on civilians) for his part as Commander of the Sarajevo Romanija Corps between 1994 and 1995. The
charges relate to the deliberate campaign of shelling and sniping of the civilian population of Sarajevo by forces under his command. The indictment states that,
"For forty-four months, the Sarajevo Romanija Corps implemented a military strategy which used shelling and sniping to kill, maim, wound and terrorise the civilian inhabitants of Sarajevo. The shelling and sniping killed and wounded thousands of civilians of both sexes and all ages, including children and the elderly.
The Sarajevo Romanija Corps directed shelling and sniping at civilians who were tending vegetable plots, queuing for bread, collecting water, attending funerals, shopping in markets, riding on trams, gathering wood, or simply walking with their children or friends. People were even injured and killed inside their own homes, being hit by bullets that came through the windows. The
attacks on Sarajevo civilians were often unrelated to military actions and were designed to keep the inhabitants in a constant state of terror."
The full text of the indictment is now available.