DISINFO: Markale massacre and Trnopolje camp are a farce of the international community
  • Outlet: Večernje novosti (archived)*
  • Date of publication: December 24, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Serbian
  • Reported in: Issue 186
  • Countries / regions discussed: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Yugoslavia Bosnia war West War crimes Muslim/Islam Genocide

DISINFO: Markale massacre and Trnopolje camp are a farce of the international community


The Truth of the massacres at the Markale Market in Sarajevo in 1994 and 1995, during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, gradually unfolded Western media propaganda designed to satanize Serbs and pursue the goals of powerful Western states. This is supported by a report by the Swiss Intelligence Service […], stating that United Nations officers have concluded that a massacre on the market was committed by the forces of the BiH Army over their own population. A report from Swiss intelligence also claims that Western propaganda also made significant use of the Trnopolje camp near Prijedor for a media war against Serbs. The Trnopolje camp is a farce of the international community through which the stamp of criminals was immediately struck to the Serbs.


A recurring disinformation narrative that denies the war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in the 1990s as confirmed by the rulings of the competent international courts (ICJ and ICTY). Večernje Novosti published an article about alleged material published by the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service, which, according to this newspaper, disputes "official versions of the circumstances under which the war in the former Yugoslavia took place." Večernje Novosti reported that this "intelligence documents" were published by the Swiss portal "Swiss Propaganda Research," referring to the "secret report of the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service (FIS)." Raskrikavanje.rs, a fact-checking website from Serbia, found that the Swiss Propaganda Research portal did not refer to any source, not even a "Swiss intelligence secret document". (See here) Raskrinkavanje.rs stated “For the bombing of Sarajevo, including the attack on the Markale Market in Sarajevo, the former Republika Srpska president Radovan Karadžić and the commander of the Sarajevo-Romanija Corps of the Republika Srpska Army Stanislav Galić were sentenced by the ICTY to life in prison in The Hague, and VRS Commander Ratko Mladić was also sentenced to life imprisonment. In two Markale bombings in 1994 and 1995, more than 100 civilians were killed and over 200 wounded.


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