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2 February 2016

Rakic Was in Germany During Alleged Crimes, Says German Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dzenana Sivac BIRN BiH Zenica

A trial at the cantonal court of Zenica dealing with crimes committed in Zavidovici received a letter confirming that defendant Zeljko Rakic was in Germany during his alleged crimes.

The letter, which was sent by Germany’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, indicates that Rakic wasn’t allowed to leave Germany during the time period when the crimes in the indictment were committed.

A court interpreter will be invited to the next hearing to translate the letter, as it is written in German.

Zeljko Rakic, Ranko Rakic and Marko Stankovic, all former members of the Bosnian Serb Army, have been charged with crimes in the village of Kucice in the municipality of Zavidovici. According to the charges, the defendants killed Zuhro Husanovic in Kucice in late August or early September 1992.

The trial will continue on February 23.

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