Srebrenica killers must be punished, Serbian leader says

Serbia's pro-democracy leader did not mention the suspected mastermind of the Srebrenica massacre, wartime Bosnian Serb army commander Gen. Ratko Mladic, who is believed hiding in Serbia.

The U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1995 indicted Mladic for genocide in the Srebrenica killings.

However, Tadic reiterated his criticism of The Hague court over the light two-year prison sentence handed to Muslim wartime Srebrenica commander Naser Oric, whom Serbs blame for some of the worst atrocities of the Bosnian war.

Oric earlier this month was convicted of failing to prevent the torture and killing of Serb prisoners in the eastern Bosnian enclave. But the U.N. court decided he was not directly involved and punished him with two years in prison.

Oric, who spent three years in the custody of the U.N. court, was immediately released for time served.

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