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Case: Samardzic Nedjo

5 June 2008

Courts Need Clearer Rules on War Crime Trials

New strategies need to be developed to clarify which war crime cases go before the State Court, and which can be safely referred to lower courts.
28 February 2008

A Dream of a Better Life

J.F. is a 27-year-old woman who has lived in Hadzici, on the outskirts of Sarajevo, with her mother and six brothers and sisters since 1993. The family first came to Hadzici in 1992, after being deported from Foca. They spent many days in detention centres located in eastern Bosnia, controlled by the former Serbian Republic of BiH forces.
22 December 2006

Busy year for Bosnian War Crimes Chamber

During 2006 Bosnia’s war crimes chamber confirmed 19 indictments and passed nine verdicts handing out 130 years and four months of prison time in total.
14 December 2006

Samardzic gets 24-year jail sentence

In the re-trial of Nedjo Samardzic, the Appeals Chamber sentenced him to 24 years' imprisonment for crimes committed in Foca.

8 December 2006

Samardzic verdict to be announced on December 13

Both the prosecution and the defence have presented their closing arguments before the appellate council, marking the final phase of the retrial.
5 December 2006

Samardzic: Closing arguments to be made

Both the prosecution and the defence have finished presenting physical evidence in the retrial of Nedjo Samardzic.
28 November 2006

Samardzic: Victims cried in vain

The Appellate Council has heard the audio testimonies of girls who had been held in Karaman's House.
27 November 2006

Samardzic: Court hears of rape trauma

Appeal judges in the retrial of Nedjo Samardzic hear the testimony of protected witnesses about rapes in Miljevina and Foca.
24 November 2006

Samardzic: Crimes in Miljevina

Audio recordings of protected witnesses’ testimonies continue to be played before the Appellate Council.
24 November 2006

Samardzic: Testimonies of Raped Girls

Re-trial continues, as Appellate Council reviews claims the indictee was a rapist.
22 November 2006

Samardzic: Re-trial Opens

After revoking first instance verdict, Appellate Council hears new case against Nedjo Samardzic.
9 October 2006

Samardzic faces retrial after verdict is revoked

Foca accused will stand trial again after appeals chamber quashed his first instance verdict.
28 September 2006

Call to scrap Samardzic judgement

Both the defence and prosecution have asked for the initial judgement to be annulled or altered, and a new procedure initiated.
23 September 2006

Nedjo Samardzic to appear before judges again

Appeals filed by both sides to the verdict to Nedjo Samardzic will be considered next week. Nikola Kovacevic and Marko Samardzija will testify to their defence.
14 June 2006

Samardzic: Prosecution launches appeal

The first instance judgement that sentenced Nedjo Samardzic to 12 years' imprisonment - and rejected many counts of the indictment - is criticised by the prosecution