Montenegro to pay compensation deported Bosniaks
About 80 Bosnian civilians who fled to Montenegro were sent back to their native Bosnia in 1992 and handed over to the Bosnian Serbs.
Montenegro's government has agreed to pay partial compensation to the families of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) who were turned back from Montenegro at the beginning of the 1992-1995 war and handed over to the Bosnian Serb forces.
About 80 Bosnian civilians who fled to Montenegro were sent back to their native Bosnia in 1992 and handed over to the Bosnian Serbs. Most of them were later killed, while some were kept in Serb prison camps.
"In the atmosphere of the constant improvement of bilateral relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, ... we have come to a framework of conditions for the lawsuits to be settled," Montenegro media on Friday quoted Justice Minister Miras Radovic as saying.
Compensation for the victims and the nine survivors of the deportations ranges from €10,000 ($14,000) to €170,000 ($238,000), the government said.
The lawyer for the families, Dragan Prelevic, said that the compensation represented a "moral satisfaction." He said that Montenegro has "acknowledged responsibility" for its actions by awarding it.
Agencies Last Mod: 27 Aralık 2008, 14:38