Milošević, Dragomir

Dragomir Milošević was Chief of Staff to Stanislav Galić, Commander of the Sarajevo Romanija Corps of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), based around Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from July 1993. In August 1994, Milošević succeeded Galić as Corps Commander.

According to the indictment, Dragomir Milošević conducted a campaign of sniping and shelling attacks on the city of Sarajevo and did so with the primary aim to spread terror among the city’s civilian population. These attacks, which took place on an almost daily basis, over many months, resulted in the killing of hundreds of men and women, including children and the wounding of thousands, with the intent to terrorise the population. Milošević was charged on the basis of both his individual and superior criminal responsibility with crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war.

Dragomir Milošević surrendered on 3 December 2004 and was transferred to the ICTY the same day. At his initial appearance on 7 December 2004, Milošević pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The trial of Dragomir Milošević lasted from 11 January until 27 August 2007. On 12 December 2007, Milošević was convicted and sentenced to 33 years' imprisonment.

On 22 March 2011 Dragomir Milosevic was transferred to Estonia to serve the remainder of his sentence.

On 12 November 2009, the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY partially upheld the Trial Chamber’s Judgement in his case, however dismissing two counts of unlawful attacks against civilians as impermissibly cumulative, stating that the elements of the crime of unlawful attacks against civilians are fully encompassed by the crime of terror. The Appeal Chamber finally reduced Milošević’s sentence from 33 to 29 years’ imprisonment.

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