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16 December 2009

Tomic and Josic: Wedding Ring on Finger Bone

Witnesses testifying for the Defence of Ljubo Tomic say that three skulls, a number of bones and some clothes were found in Marhosi forest, near Kozluk, during the exhumation of remains.
Milan Blagojevic and Veselin Erdalic, Crime Inspector and Technician with the Police Station in Kozluk, in Zvornik Municipality, attended an exhumation of remains in Marhosi forest, near Kozluk, in April 2003.  

Testifying for the Defence of the first indictee, Inspector Blagojevic said the exhumation was conducted in collaboration with the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Entity Ministries of Internal Affairs. He said his task was to write an exhumation report and compile photo documentation.  

"Upon our arrival at Marhosi forest, we found a pile of human bones. Not far from there, we found three skulls and some clothes, a wallet and bank book. One could still read the first and the last name of the book owner," the witness said.

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina charges Ljubo Tomic and Krsto Josic, as members of the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Army, with shooting three Bosniak civilians in Marhosi forest in Kozluk, Zvornik Municipality, on June 26, 1992.

"Besides the clothes, I remember we also found a small finger bone. I can remember very well that there was still a wedding ring on that bone," witness Veselin Erdalic said.

During cross-examination by the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina the witnesses said the bones had not been burned and no holes made by bullets could be seen on them.   

The next hearing is due to take place on December 29, when the Defence of indictee Krsto Josic will start examining its witnesses.
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