The screening of Serb soldiers killing &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/yougoslavia/2001/08/22/13051.html ' target=_blank>Bosnian Muslims has brought the Srebenica massacre back into the public mind. Jonathan Miller reports on the pursuit of the perpetrators.
Last night, the Bosnian war exploded back into the living room of Nura Alispahic. She watched Azmir, her teenaged son, murdered in cold blood in colour on Bosnian TV.
Nura Alispahic said: "After two minutes I recognised my son. I saw him. He turns his head to the left, like he is looking for help. After this he turns back. Someone is shooting him and is going down. Oh, my son, my son, my son. I knew he was dead. But this is terrible to see it happen."
Nura recalled the last time she had seen him in Srebrenica in 1995; Azmir had popped in to say hello. He kissed me, she said. Azmir was one of six young Bosnian Muslim captives shown in the video; their tormentors, members of the Serb Scorpions militia, sneering, taunting.
During the execution scene - all of which was broadcast in graphic detail in &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2002/12/10/40652.html ' target=_blank>Serbia and Bosnia last night, the cameraman complains the battery on his handycam is dying, but encourages the others to get on with it, reports the Channel 14.
The Serbian prime minister, Vojislav Kostunica, said on Thursday announced that arrests had been made after the video was aired. War crimes tribunal chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte praised the swift action.
The prosecutors believe that the video will provide a direct link between Milosevic and the atrocities at Srebrenica.
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