ICTY sentences Bosnian Army Commanders for actions of alleged ‘Al Qaida’ fighters

The former leader of Bosnia’s Muslim army, Rasim Delic, was sentenced on 15 September 2008 by the ICTY to three years in jail. Delic failed to prevent or punish cruel treatment by the ‘El Mujahid Detachment’, which was comprised of Islamic mujaheddeen from various countries, in the village of Livade and Kamenica Camp in central Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995. (Full judgment: here)

The case is interesting as it sheds some light on the effective control the Bosnian Army had over the mujaheddeen, who, according to ISN, were an illustration of “how al-Qaida used the Bosnian war to expand its reach”.