Nebojša Pavković


Nebojša Pavković
Nebojša Pavković
Born April 10, 1946 (1946-04-10) (age 65)
Senjski Rudnik, Ćuprija, PR Serbia, DF Yugoslavia
Allegiance SFR Yugoslavia (to 1992)
FR Yugoslavia (to 2002)
Service/branch Yugoslav People's Army
Ground Forces (to 1992)
Yugoslav Army
Yugoslav Ground Forces (to 2002)
Years of service 1970-2002
Rank Colonel General
Battles/wars Kosovo War
Awards Order of Freedom

Nebojša Pavković (Serbian Cyrillic: Небојша Павковић; born in the village of Senjski Rudnik, Ćuprija on April 10, 1946) was Chief of the General Staff of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

In 2009, he was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Kosovo War.

Biography

He graduated in every military school with an average evaluation (10.00). When the conflict in Kosovo began Nebojša Pavković was the commander of the Third Army. He was promoted in rank Major General in 1996, Lieutenant General in 1998, Colonel General in 1999. For success as commander leadership he received numerous medals and awards, Slobodan Milošević awarded him Medal of Freedom for commanding the Third Army during NATO's Operation Allied Force. After 5 October 2000 Pavković remained at his position as Chief of General Staff until Vojislav Koštunica, President at the time removed, him from his position. His Godfather is Ljubiša Baković.

Charges

On 25 April 2005 Pavković was surrendered to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague where he was charged with committing crimes against humanity and war crimes during the Kosovo War. [1][2] On 26 February 2009, the ICTY convicted Pavković of the charges and sentenced him to 22 years in prison.[3]

References

  1. ^ www.glas-javnosti.rs Archived 13 February 2011 at WebCite
  2. ^ Podaci o predmetu Pavkovic i drugi (IT-03-70) Archived 13 February 2011 at WebCite
  3. ^ "Kosovo trial clears Serbia leader". BBC News. 26 February 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7911761.stm. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Dragoljub Ojdanić
Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav Army
7 February 2000 – 24 June 2002
Succeeded by
Branko Krga



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