YouTube and War Crimes
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Prosecutors in the case against former Bosnian army chief Rasim Delic this week filed an urgent motion requesting that an audio recording of a farewell ceremony of a unit of foreign Muslim fighters, recently posted on the internet, be admitted into evidence, because they believe it could be central to their case.
The audio clip in question was part of video footage posted two weeks ago on YouTube, the popular internet site, in which General Delic allegedly says that the El Mujahed unit was part of the command and control system of the Bosnian army.
Delic is on trial for allegedly failing to take the required steps to prevent or punish foreign Muslim fighters, or mujahedin, who apparently executed and mistreated tens of captured Serb soldiers and civilians during 1995.