The lead inspector of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Srpska for researching war crimes Simo Tuševljak assessed that crimes against Serbs have been systematically and methodically covered up since the end of the war until now.

“It is a fact that many years have passed since the war and that many of the victims and witnesses are no longer alive, as well as that many families of victims will never see justice. It is normal and biological that many people die before their proceedings are finished, and that many of the perpetrators are also unavailable or already deceased,” Tuševljak said about the confirmation of the charges against Esad Raonić in the Cantonal Court in Sarajevo, who is being charged with war crimes against Serbian civilians in Sarajevo perpetrated three full decades ago.

He stressed that it can already be said that many of the crimes against Serbs are never going to be processed and victims will never see justice precisely for that reason.

“The passage of time has enabled many of those who had perpetrated crimes to live our the rest of their lives in freedom. That is an enormous problem,” Tuševljak said to Srna.

Around 3,000 Serbian civilians were killed in Sarajevo during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and around 1,700 sustained severed injuries, whereas the Muslim forces had established 211 concentration camps and detention sites for Serbs, according to the report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry of Suffering of Serbs in Sarajevo between 1991 and 1995.