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Dutch 'liable' for Srebrenica deaths

A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands is liable for the killings of more than 300 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys at Srebrenica in Bosnia-Hercegovina in July 1995.

A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands is liable for the killings of more than 300 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys at Srebrenica in Bosnia-Hercegovina in July 1995.

The 300 men and boys were among 5,000 Bosniaks sheltering with Dutch UN peacekeepers at their Potocari base.

The court said the state should have known they would be killed by Bosnian Serbs when they handed them over.

More than 7,000 men and boys were killed in the Srebrenica massacre.

Anna Holligan reports from The Hague.

  • 16 Jul
  • From the section Europe