Bosnian Serb acquitted of genocide charges sues the state

Bosnian Serb acquitted of genocide charges sues the state

Bosnian Serb acquitted of genocide charges sues the state Izvor: Sud BiH

Goran Saric, who was acquitted of genocide charges in two separate cases, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the time he spent under prohibition measures, demanding a 43,000 marks (€21,500) compensation, his attorney confirmed on Wednesday.

Besides the compensation, Saric also complained over mental suffering he went through, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) carried attorney Ozrenka Jaksic as saying.

Saric was the commander of the wartime Special Police Unit within the  Interior Ministry of Republika Srpska, post-war one of Bosnia's two semi-autonomous entities.

The Appeals Chamber of Bosnia's State Court acquitted him in the final verdict in November 2108 of ordering and controlling his deputy Ljubomir Borovcanin and helping members of the joint criminal enterprise in committing genocide in Srebrenica, which left more than 7,000 people dead and over 40,000 displaced during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

Bosnia's Attorney General said the lawsuit should be dismissed, especially in part regarding the prohibition measures because they were justified.

In an earlier trial, Saric was also acquitted of charges for crimes in the Sarajevo area.

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