Serbian War Criminal Transferred to Estonian Prison ({{commentsTotal}})

Dragomir Milosevic unboarding at Tallinn Airport
Dragomir Milosevic unboarding at Tallinn Airport Source: Photo: Andres Putting/Delfi

A prominent Yugoslavian war criminal has arrived in Estonia where he will serve his 29-year sentence for crimes against humanity.

Dragomir Milosevic, 69, was the commander of the Sarajevo-Romanija corps that encircled and shelled the city from August 1994 to the end of the war. Under Milosevic's command, the unit carried out a 15-month-long campaign that terrorized the populace.

Milosevic turned himself in to authorities in 2004 and was convicted and sentenced in 2007 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to 33 years including time already served, later reduced to 29 years.

Milosevic will serve his sentence in Tartu Prison - on in the same conditions as other prisoners in Estonia's correctional system - under an agreement between Estonia and the UN.

Milosevic is the second person convicted by the former Yugoslavian tribunal to serve a sentence in Estonia. On 26 June 2009, Milan Martic was brought to Estonia. Martic was the last president of the Krajina Serb Republic on Croatian territory, He received a 35-year sentence.

 

Kristopher Rikken



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