Widows of Karadzic victims send out message to the world

Video report by John Irvine from Srebrenica and Sarajevo

In a small corner of Bosnia Radovan Karadzic's war crimes conviction at a UN court was watched by those who suffered most from his reign of terror.

The widows of the Srebrenica genocide lost husbands and sons, fathers and brothers as more than 8,000 men and boys were massacred by forces under Karadzic's leadership.

Their loved ones' names are now etched in stone in a cemetery on the edge of the Bosnian town.

ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine spoke to two widows as the former Bosnian-Serb leader was jailed for 40 years for his crimes during the war of 1992 to 1995.

One widow, Fadila Edhem, told him the conviction will only count if future generations learn from it while another welcomed a verdict that would ensure the 70-year-old Karadzic should die behind bars.

The families of the Srebrenica victims have demanded the world learns from the consequences of Radovan Karadzic's despicable actions. Credit: Sean Swan
Individual memorial posts remember every vicitm of the Srebrenica massacre. Credit: Sean Swan
General Jovan Divjak was commander of Bosnian forces who defended Sarajevo against Radovan Karadzic's forces. Credit: Sean Swan