Today, the Public Prosecutor's Office in Arnhem has announced that it will open an investigation into the facts regarding possible crimes committed in Srebrenica. It is anticipated that this investigation will take several months. Subsequently, the Public Prosecutor's Office will decide whether it will initiate a criminal investigation.

On 6 July 2010, and on behalf of several surviving relatives of Srebrenica, lawyers Liesbeth Zegveld and Anne Scheltema Beduin filed a criminal complaint on charges of genocide and war crimes committed by Dutchbat soldiers in July 1995. On 13 July 2010, the Dutch soldiers transferred the complainants’ relatives to the Bosnian-Serb enemy, who then killed them. The criminal complaint is directed inter alia against the commander and deputy commander of Dutchbat III.



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