Galić, Stanislav

Stanislav Galic (right)From September 1992 until August 1994, Stanislav Galić assumed command of the Sarajevo-Romanija Corps of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), based in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Galić had superior authority over approximately 18,000 military personnel formed into 10 brigades.

For almost four years, the Sarajevo Romanija Corps implemented a military strategy which used shelling and sniping to kill, maim, wound and terrorise the civilian inhabitants of Sarajevo. The shelling and sniping killed and wounded thousands of civilians, including children and the elderly. Stanislav Galić was accused – on the basis of both his individual and superior criminal responsibility – a of murder and inhumane acts (crimes against humanity), and infliction of terror and attacks on civilians (violations of the laws and customs of war).

On 5 December 2003, the Trial Chamber found Stanislav Galić guilty of all counts and sentenced him to 20 years’ imprisonment. Both the accused and the prosecution appealed this sentence. On 30 November 2006, the Appeals Chamber rendered its judgement, sentencing Stanislav Galić to life imprisonment. Galić was transferred to Germany to serve his sentence on 15 January 2009.

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