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Case: Damjanovic Goran and Zoran

6 June 2014

Damjanovic Brothers Released From Jail

Brothers Goran and Zoran Damjanovic, who have been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years for crimes in Bojnik near Sarajevo, have been released from prison on parole, the Bosnian Court said.

18 March 2014

Verdict against the Damjanovic Brothers Confirmed

The Appellate Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH, confirms a verdict under which Goran and Zoran Damjanovic were sentenced to a total of 12-and-a-half years in prison for having committed war crimes against the civilian population in the Sarajevo area.

6 March 2014

Damjanovic's Request Leniency Over Prisoner Abuse

Two Bosnian Serb brothers convicted of abusing Bosniak prisoners near Sarajevo in 1992 asked the appeals court for lower sentences because of the “absence of fatal consequences”.
25 December 2013

Bosnia Keeps Fewer Indictees in Custody

Only 14 of about 100 people indicted for the gravest crimes are currently in the custody of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

13 December 2013

Sentences against the Damjanovic Brothers Reduced

Applying a decision by the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina reduces sentences against both Zoran and Goran Damjanovic by four and a half years. Goran Damjanovic is sentenced to six and a half years for war crimes against the civilian population, while his brother Zoran is sentenced to six years.

4 December 2013

Verdict against Damjanovics’ Due on December 13

At the renewed trial against Goran and Zoran Damjanovic, who are charged with war crimes, the Defence teams call for verdicts of release or minimal sentences according to the former Yugoslav law in the event that they are found guilty. The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina calls for an imprisonment sentence.

21 November 2013

Freed Bosnian Serb War Criminals’ Retrial Opens

The new trial will not reconsider the guilt of brothers Goran and Zoran Damjanovic, whose war crimes verdict was quashed because the wrong criminal code was used at their original trial.
20 November 2013

Custody for Ten Former Convicts Requested

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina files custody order motions for ten former war-crimes and genocide convicts, who were released by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and allowed to defend themselves while at liberty. They were sentenced to between 14 and 33 years in prison.

20 November 2013

Release of Convicts not Ordered by Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina neither decided on whether war crimes trials should be renewed completely due to the wrong application of the law nor if convicts sentenced to long-term imprisonment should be released to liberty, says the Court President Valerija Galic.

20 November 2013

Bosnian War Criminals’ Release Sparks International Concern

The EU and international organisations in Bosnia expressed concerns after ten war crimes and genocide convicts were set free because they were tried under the wrong criminal code.
15 November 2013

Hearing of Testimonies at Retrial of Damjanovic Brothers

The new trial of Goran Damjanovic and Zoran Damjanovic is due to begin on November 21, when the indictment will be read and introductory statements presented. At the same hearing the Court will begin hearing witnesses’ statements.

24 October 2013

Bosnia Quashes Ten War Crimes Convictions

Bosnia’s constitutional court overturned the convictions of ten unnamed war criminals after a European human rights court ruling suggested they were tried under the wrong criminal code.
11 October 2013

Damjanovic Brothers Released

After ordering the retrial of their war crimes trial, the Bosnian State Court has released Goran and Zoran Damjanovic.
4 October 2013

Bosnian Court Acts on Strasbourg Decision

The Bosnian State Court has accepted a request by war crimes convict Goran Damjanovic for a retrial and ordered a new trial to take place.
1 October 2013

Bosnia Starts Overturning War Crimes Convictions

After Europe’s human rights court ruled that some defendants were tried under the wrong criminal code, Bosnia’s constitutional court accepted an appeal from a war crimes convict for his verdict to reconsidered.